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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SA Ambulance Service risk report raises patient death potential owing to lack of funding, resources for paramedics

September 6, 2020 A report has warned of potential patient death due to the “deteriorating” ability of the SA’s ambulance service as more images emerge of ramping at an Adelaide hospital....

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Ambulance ramping and crowded corridors return to hospital EDs

July 31, 2020 Ambulances are again ramping at major hospitals as clogged EDs leave patients and medical staff in crowded corridors, making social distancing “impossible” according to the union....

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Extent of violence against emergency workers revealed; Unions demand stronger penalties to punish offenders

April 28, 2020 Frontline workers are getting attacked hundreds of times a year – and the unions representing them are pushing for permanently stronger penalties.....

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Coronavirus Australia: NSW paramedics urge leaders to declare a state of emergency

March 26, 2020 > NSW Paramedics have called on leaders to call a state of emergency to free-up funds, amid extreme coronavirus pressures on the front line....

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Arrest warrant issued for Donald Smith, accused of kicking paramedic

February 27, 2020 A man who allegedly fly-kicked a paramedic on Christmas Day showed up for his first court appearance – but not his second....

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‘Gut-wrenching’ delays for patients – and ambos

February 7, 2020 MITCH MOTT – A STRESSED and overworked senior paramedic has told the Employment Tribunal that trying to co-ordinate the ambulance service’s limited resources is so stressful the...

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Ambulance Employee Association demands on-call shifts in rural areas be scrapped over exhaustion and fatigue fears

February 3, 2020 Paramedics in some country towns are suffering from severe exhaustion and fatigue because of a system which leaves them either working or on-call for 96 hours at a time....

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Ambulance union heads to court over ramping and rosters

February 2, 2020 Complaints about ambulance ramping, rosters and more will be on public show this week when the ambulance union takes its woes to court, warning “lives are at risk.”...

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Proposed laws to help emergency services personnel with PTSD

January 23, 2020 News laws to make it easier for emergency workers to claim support for post traumatic stress have been introduced to South Australia’s parliament....

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SA Ambulance Service records busiest December, claims ramping is decreasing

January 16, 2020 Ramping figures are down, the service says, despite heatwaves and bushfires fuelling its busiest December on record — but the union says otherwise....

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Ambulance union officials to seek orders from Tribunal over ramping

December 30, 2019 Chronic ramping has prompted the Ambulance Employees Association to take its case to the Employment Tribunal — the government says it is already working on it....

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Secret SA Health data reveals full extent of state’s hospital ramping crisis

December 27, 2019 Paramedics spent thousands of hours waiting outside South Australian hospitals in just one month, leaked figures show, in some of the worst results on record....

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Adelaide mental health specialists to ride along with ambulance paramedics to take pressure of EDs

December 19, 2019 Mental health experts will travel with ambulances to crisis cases in a bid to treat people on site instead of them ending up stuck in clogged EDs....

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