Well and truly understaffed ...the CEO boasts that the cuts have not affected frontline operations.... While he is right in saying that staff have not been cut, we were well and truly understaffed prior to the budget cuts so he is falsely stating that the cuts have not affected us....they have. Every single day, there are times that not one ambulance in the southern region is available....everyday.
Our volunteer staff do an amazing job.... But we are the only state to have such a large volunteer group of ambulance officers. Over 600 compared to approximately 250 salaried staff. Does your health deserve more?? Especially in an emergency situation. These volunteers are used to fill seats that should have salaried staff...the single response volunteers are used to "clock stop"... Ensuring ambulance Tasmania meets its response times. Each time a volunteer crew is sent to a job, it takes a salaried crew away from the main cities to back the volunteers up. This makes no sense at all, other then to cover up response times. Our volunteers do an amazing job, but the current system is using them to cover up poor resourcing of an ambulance service.
The CEO last week boasted about new clinical practice guidelines...ask him when they were meant to be implemented....some 3 or 4 years ago. They are outdated from the word go. Compared to mainland paramedics, our paramedics are lowly qualified.
Come on Ambulance Tasmania...stop lying and covering up an ambulance service in crisis!
Please help those who help you!!! Support an independent enquiry and increasing ambulance resources!!
- Testimonial: Ambulance Tasmania in crisis
You've heard about it in the news & from your friends - how bad are the cuts for Tassie in reality?
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