Woman, 81, waits 90 minutes for ambulance following suspected heart attack following football game at Adelaide Oval

April 14, 2021 An 81-year-old woman has described her “scary” 90-minute wait for an ambulance following a football game at Adelaide Oval....

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MFS firefighters join paramedics, electricity workers in mass protest from Victoria Square to Parliament House

April 1, 2021 A crowd is gathering in Victoria Square for a mega protest of ambos, firefighters and people demanding more funding. On-duty MFS officers have been warned they’ll lose pay if they attend....

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‘Broken Paramedic’ reveals pain of trying to save lives in failing system

March 29, 2021 This is the human face of frustration with SA’s ambulance services as workers and the government continue to clash over how to fix it. Read it in his own words....

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Lucas’ offer to hire 50 extra ambulance officers comes with strings

March 25, 2021 The State Government will offer to hire an extra 50 ambulance officers – but wants a trade-off of roster reforms....

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SA Health rejects claims kids were ramped in ambulances at Women’s and Children’s Hospital

March 23, 2021 Explosive claims sick or injured kids were left in ramped ambulances at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital have been flatly denied....

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Union says two deaths in Adelaide were due to a shortage of ambulances in SA

March 23, 2021 Two elderly patients died on Friday night because of ambulance delays, the union says, as it calls for the incidents to be referred to the Coroner....

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Ambulance industrial action over funding starts at 5pm Wednesday

March 11, 2021 Paramedics have initiated industrial action, ceasing to bill patients who have long wait times. The union said it had not heard from the Government....

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SA ambulance officers vote no confidence in management, seven-day deadline in fight for funding to end staff shortage

March 2, 2021 Ambulance officers are threatening to not charge for ambo rides as they demand help to end ramping and chronic staff shortages....

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RAMPING DANGERS

February 26, 2021 I AM thankful that Miles Kemp survived his ordeal in hospital and he wasn’t adversely affected by the ramping and emergency department delays (“I was ramped in hospital and...

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ICAC Ann Vanstone rebukes SA Ambulance Service boss for using her name to control staff

February 25, 2021 In a rare intervention, the state’s anti-corruption watchdog has rebuked the head of the SA Ambulance Service for using her name to control staff....

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Ambulance Employees Association criticises report, says deaths could have been prevented

February 13, 2021 A report released by the South Australian Ambulance Service on Friday has been criticised by the state’s governing ambulance employee association....

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SA Ambulance Service report finds more ambulances needed

February 12, 2021 Two people died and dozens more were in unnecessary danger amid ballooning delays, a new ambulance report has found....

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SA ambulances taking longer to get to seriously ill, injured patients

January 29, 2021 The average waiting time for ambulances has increased by about 2.5 minutes over the past two years, a new report has revealed....

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Ambulance ramping dropped 20pc in 2020 but surges persist

January 15, 2021 Ambulance ramping dropped 20 per cent last year but the ambo union says the practice is now regarded as “business as usual”...

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Triple-0 emergency and police assistance calls surge in South Australia

December 11, 2020 A substantial increase in emergency and assistance calls to SA Police and SA Ambulance Service is putting pressure on staff....

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Paramedic Matthew James McLean found not guilty of dangerous driving following crash that killed patient

December 7, 2020 Claps and cheers erupted in an Adelaide courtroom after a paramedic was cleared of dangerous driving charges relating to a tragic crash that claimed the life of a patient. Matthew James...

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Ambulance union claims triple 0 calls are going unanswered, but SA Ambulance disputes that

November 4, 2020 Pressure on the health system means triple 0 calls are going unanswered, the ambulance union says, but SA Ambulance flatly rejects the claim....

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Ramping rising as a patient waits 110 hours in Royal Adelaide Hospital Emergency Department for an appropriate bed

September 14, 2020 Demand for mental health treatment is adding to ambulance ramping problems with patients stuck in the ED waiting for a bed – including one patient who waited 110 hours....

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Caleb Bond: You won’t fix SA’s health system without investing more money in improving it

September 7, 2020 SA’s ambulance service says people are at risk of dying because it can’t cope with demand – and hospital ramping is back. If we don’t invest in health soon, we will pay with...

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The ‘war’ between ambulance management and union fires up, meanwhile ramping increases

September 7, 2020 The industrial dispute between ambulance management and the union, which union officials now describe as “war” is heating up as new data shows ramping rising....

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