Paramedics attend court hearings in protest of violence against ambulance officers

November 14, 2014 Paramedics in South Australia are attending court hearings in uniform in protest of assaults against ambulance officers. Uniformed members were most recently at the Port Augusta...

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Port Augusta a “hotspot” for violence against ambulance officers, says union

November 14, 2014 Port Augusta has been labelled a “hotspot” for violence against ambulance workers by a state union with calls for harsher penalties against those who...

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Ambulance officer stabbed while defending patient

November 13, 2014 The Port Augusta ambulance officer stabbed in the leg on Thursday morning was defending a patient from a violent attack, a court has heard. Police alleged the officer was stabbed after...

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Notebook saves paramedic in stabbing attack at Port Augusta

November 13, 2014 A PARAMEDIC stabbed in the leg while treating a patient at Port Augusta yesterday was only spared major injury by a notebook in her pants pocket that deflected the blade. The latest attack...

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Emergency call for more ambulance volunteers

November 11, 2014 AMBULANCE officers fear country patients could face dangerously long emergency response times if a decline in volunteer numbers is not urgently reversed. The reduction of ambulance officers...

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Man who indecently assaulted paramedic receives suspended sentence

November 11, 2014 THE ambulance union has again called for greater protection from assaults after a Paralowie man received a suspended sentence for indecently touching a paramedic. The man, 25, pleaded...

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Woman accused of spitting on paramedics

November 10, 2014 A woman is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today charged with the serious assault of two paramedics overnight. Police said the ambulance officers were called to help the...

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Hospital ramping could have fatal consequences: Ambulance Employees Association

September 10, 2014 Persistent ramping at the Royal Adelaide Hospital could have fatal consequences, the Ambulance Employees Association has said. Frustrated paramedics have met with the Industrial Relations...

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Paramedic defends ignoring protocol to help patient faced with ramping at Flinders Medical Centre

December 2, 2013 A paramedic says he acted in his patient’s best interests when he ignored a directive and took the woman to another Adelaide hospital. Ray Penhall says the patient had been vomiting...

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Free rides as ambos ramp up protest

April 22, 2013 PATIENTS can expect “free rides” more often if ramping issues at Flinders Medical Centre continue, the Ambulance Employees’ Association warns. Ambulance officers today...

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Ambulances ramp at Flinders Medical Centre for the second time in seven days

December 18, 2012 AMBULANCE officers say up to eight ambulances at a time were waiting to deliver patients to the Flinders Medical Centre emergency department in the latest case of ramping last night. The...

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Ambulances forced to ramp for 10 hours at Flinders Medical Hospital

December 13, 2012 THIRTEEN ambulances arrived at Flinders Medical Centre within two hours yesterday, leaving one patient waiting for 80 minutes before entering the emergency department. Ambulance Employees...

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‘Ramping’ forecast for new RAH

June 4, 2012 A specialist in emergency medicine says the design of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital may lead to problems similar to those at the Flinders Medical Centre. The State Government has ordered...

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Doctor says ramping better than patients in corridors

May 16, 2012 An emergency department clinician at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide has spoken in defence of ramping of patients in ambulances at times of high demand. Dr David Teubner said no-one at...

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Ramping orders led to chief’s exit

May 16, 2012 THE former head of emergency at Flinders Medical Centre told staff she quit because she could not guarantee ramping would stop. In a letter, Di King said she had been told by hospital...

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Sorry for the long wait, says SA Health Minister

September 23, 2011 South Australian Health Minister John Hill has publicly apologised to patients who were kept waiting in ambulances outside Flinders Medical Centre last Monday. Ambulances banked up as...

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Emergency patients told to wait

September 21, 2011 A WOMAN suffering a miscarriage was stranded in an ambulance for two hours before being admitted to hospital. A PREGNANT woman suffering a miscarriage was stranded in an ambulance for more...

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Ambulances queue as Adelaide hospitals struggle

September 21, 2011 The Ambulance Employees Association says it is an outrage that severe overcrowding continues at Adelaide public hospitals. Association secretary Phil Palmer said eight ambulances were left...

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Phil Palmer of the ambulance workers’ union talks to Leah MacLennan about overcrowding problems

September 11, 2011 Phil Palmer of the ambulance workers’ union talks to Leah MacLennan about overcrowding at hospitals (Audio only)...

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Thousands rally against Rann Government budget cuts

October 26, 2010 THOUSANDS of people have marched on Parliament House to protest the Government’s proposed budget cuts. In the second major rally in two weeks, PSA general secretary Jan McMahon called...

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