Ambo angels get a raw deal on the job

July 29, 2019 The Advertiser, 7_29_2019 (Carol Whitelock) LAST Sunday evening something terrifying happened at our house. We were watching TV when my husband suddenly started making strange gurgling...

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Hospitals under pressure as all metro Emergency Departments declare code white

July 29, 2019 All metropolitan hospital emergency departments were treating more people than their capacity on Sunday, with waiting times exceeding two hours in the northern suburbs. Emergency...

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Adelaide researchers look at why PTSD among paramedics is twice as high as other health workers

July 22, 2019 The rate of post-traumatic stress disorder among our paramedics is skyrocketing, with a team of Adelaide researchers desperately trying to determine the cause — and what can be done to...

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Veteran paramedic urges MPs to pass stronger proposed new emergency services protection Bill

July 4, 2019 She’s been assaulted three times in her 20 years as a paramedic — now Amanda Martin has a message for SA’s MPs…...

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Ambos warn of winter disaster ahead as flu cases climb

May 28, 2019 Some patients are waiting more than 10 hours for an ambulance as paramedics battle to cope with a severe staff shortage, a union boss says. As the flu death toll continues to climb,...

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Paramedics term worst case of ramping at FMC as elderly woman waited eight hours in ambulance

February 19, 2019 An elderly woman was forced to wait eight hours in an ambulance in what paramedics have described as the worst case of ramping ever seen in South Australia. SA Ambulance Employees...

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Adelaide public hospitals treating more patients than capacity

March 28, 2018 DELAIDE’S hospital system is continuing to buckle under the strain on Tuesday night as demand overwhelmed the system with more patients being treated than capacity across the city. But at...

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Ambulances to attend only urgent medical cases under changes ease hospital ‘chaos’

September 12, 2017 EMERGENCY departments across the city — including the $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital — are chronically overcrowded, forcing unprecedented action to reduce pressure on the system,...

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Ambulance officers call off threatened industrial action over staffing shortages

July 25, 2017 AMBULANCE officers have shelved threatened industrial action and will support the move to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital following a deal to set up a joint working party to address growing...

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Ambulance employee union threaten industrial action over staff shortages they say led to two patient deaths

July 24, 2017 AMBULANCE officers are threatening industrial action amid claims at least two patients died after delays of more than 20 minutes because of chronic staff shortages. Late on Monday, the SA...

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