Please Print & Sign our Petition

March 17, 2021 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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AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL SOUTH AUSTRALIANS FROM THE AMBULANCE EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION

February 20, 2021 Dear South Australians, we are writing on behalf of allour dedicated members in the SA Ambulance Service, who work tirelessly to keep you safe 24 hours a day/7 days a week....

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Ambulance Delays Report

February 19, 2021 SAFETY LEARNING SYSTEM INCIDENT REVIEW July – November 2020 SA Ambulance commissioned a report into patient safety incidents where it found 38 patients were put at risk due to a...

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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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Worried Ambos Told To Zip It In “Embarrassing” Memo

February 24, 2021 “A disgrace”  FIVEaa Breakfast’s David & Will have slammed as “embarrassing” and “a disgrace” a communication sent to SA Ambulance staff after a number of ambos spoke out...

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Patients forced to take taxis to hospital during medical emergencies

February 17, 2021 The Ambulance Employees Association (AEA) has revealed there were 15 emergency, “potentially life-threatening” cases waiting for an ambulance at about 6:00pm on Tuesday, with no...

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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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‘Groundhog Day’: Ambos demand Govt act on endless cycle of ramping

January 5, 2021 Paramedics say they’ve been “abandoned” by the Health Minister and are calling on him to “stand up to” the Treasurer to demand more money to fix ramping, after yet another day of...

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