Royal Adelaide Hospital: a state of emergency

May 15, 2018 Alarm bells started to sound two years ago for ambulance officers, nurses and emergency doctors as the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital neared completion. Department of Health...

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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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Doctor leaves rude note on ambulance

March 17, 2018 A PARAMEDIC has hit out at an A&E; consultant who left a furious note on his ambulance windscreen after their car – parked in the wrong spot – was blocked in. The note,...

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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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Health Minister Jack Snelling asks SA Health to fast-track investigation into ambulance-delay death.

June 26, 2017 HEALTH Minister Jack Snelling has directed SA Health to fast-track an investigation into the death of a patient after an ambulance was delayed. It took 24 minutes for paramedics to attend a...

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Ambulance officers in SA overlooked for new trial of body cameras which may improve safety

March 16, 2017 BODY-worn video cameras that would protect ambulance officers against drunk and drugged violent and abusive patients have been rejected by the State Government. The Advertiser can...

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New $750,000 ambulance bus is a waste of money

January 28, 2016 THE new Ambus ambulance bus able to treat up to 12 patients at a time is a waste of money and will have little use, the ambulance workers union believes. Ambulance Employees Association...

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Ambus – ABC 891 Interview

January 1, 2016 (Matt & Dave) Australia’s first Ambulance Bus which can treat up to 12 patients at a time launched in Adelaide....

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