Dear Resident of South Australia

December 9, 2019 Dear Resident of South Australia, Thank you for your interest in supporting our efforts to secure safe staffing of the SA Ambulance Service, and to eradicate the scourge of ambulance...

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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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SA second worst in the nation for ED wait times – and getting worse

December 11, 2019 Damning data shows wait times for SA emergency departments are getting worse across almost every category – only one showed a good result....

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Noarlunga Hospital upgrade to take the pressure off Flinders Medical Centre

December 5, 2019 The chronically overloaded Flinders Medical Centre will be partially relieved by a major upgrade at the Noarlunga Hospital. A major upgrade of services at Noarlunga Hospital is expected to...

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Ambulance union to take Government to Employment Tribunal to resolve lack of breaks

December 3, 2019 Paramedics are enduring 12-hour shifts without adequate meal breaks – sometimes no break at all – and the Ambulance union has had enough.…....

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RAMPING DEATH

November 18, 2019 A woman whose grandmother was forced to wait for hours in the back of an ambulance for a hospital bed, has spoken exclusively about the ordeal, to 10 News First....

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Caleb Bond: It is frankly disgusting that we would leave people in ambulances for hours waiting for medical attention

November 18, 2019 People dying after being ramped in ambulances, hospital patients served cold food on disposable plates and allegations of corruption. SA’s health system is a disgrace, writes Caleb Bond....

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Ambulance Employees Association says elderly victim didn’t get a chance to survive, and reveals pictures of a blocked-off ward

November 18, 2019 The death of an elderly man outside hospital could have been prevented if he’d got imaging and surgery in time, the ambulance union claims – as pictures show another ward being closed....

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Third patient dies this year after ramping outside of Adelaide hospital

November 18, 2019 Another patient has died after being ramped outside Adelaide’s Flinders Medical Centre for more than an hour. Key points: A male patient suffering from abdominal pains has died after...

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Ambulance Union says another death at Flinders Medical Centre is due to ramping

November 18, 2019 A patient has died after being ramped, the Ambulance Employees Association says – the third in three months....

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Action needed on ambulance shortage

November 8, 2019 The Ambulance Employees Association (AEA) are calling for serious action to be taken to address a critical shortage of ambulances across the state, including in Whyalla. Currently the steel...

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