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Tag Archives: act ambulance service

Frontline ambulance staff graduate today

By 11 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has congratulated 22 members of the ACT Ambulance Service who will graduate at a special ceremony at the ACT Emergency Services Agency Training Centre in Hume at 11am today.
“It is wonderful to recognise all of today’s graduates who have worked hard in their respective areas of study, [...]

Ambos reunite with baby that couldn’t wait

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin.
“It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the situation well with mum [...]

Significant government investment delivers Australia’s best ambulance response times

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Improvements in the ACT Ambulance service have resulted in the ACT now having the best priority one response times at the 90th percentile of any Australian capital city, according to an independent review.
Minister for Police and Emergency Service, Simon Corbell, today released the report, which showed significant financial investment from the ACT Government had led [...]

Yet Another Second Rate Stand Alone Bureaucracy. ACT Ambulances

By 27 November 2013

The ABC has word on the blithering incompetence of the ACT Ambulance Service and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate:
Last year 65 ambulance officers were asked to pay back tens-of-thousand of dollars in overpayments because of errors in their personal leave records.
A scathing report by the Fair Work Ombudsman says the Government will be formally [...]

Brendan still stamping his feet over defibrillators

By 17 October 2013

The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is scenting blood over how dodgy defibrillators came to be fitted in the ACT’s ambulances:
Millions of dollars of public funds have been allowed to be spent on cardiac monitors with alleged faults, including, batteries which lost power, monitor leads which couldn’t be cleaned and required disposal after use, faulty blood pressure [...]

Dodgy defibrillators in ACT Ambulances

By 16 October 2013

The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is stamping his feet and releasing quite alarming clinical notices on the ACT’s new defibrillators not playing the way they’re supposed to:
The Canberra Liberals are calling for answers from Simon Corbell after at least two Clinical Safety Notices, and one Clinical Safety Alert were issued following problems with lifesaving defibrillators rolled [...]

New ambulances

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Simon Corbell has announced four new meatwagons hitting the ACT’s roads:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today handed over the keys to four new ambulance vehicles for the ACT Ambulance Service, worth a total of $1 million.
“Funded in the 2012/13 budget at $250,000 each, two of the vehicles will support the increase in [...]

White ribbon day fundraising by Men in Uniform

By 22 November 2011

Members from ACT Policing, ACT Fire and Rescue, Rural Fire Service, ACT Ambulance Service, Australian Defence Force and the Brumbies were united in support of White Ribbon Day at the weekend raising more than $20,000 at the Men in Uniform stalls.
Between 9am and 1pm, the stalls were set up across Canberra in each major shopping [...]

New ambulances

By 27 June 2011

Simon Corbell has handed over the keys to three new intensive care ambulances.
“It is great to see another group of new vehicles commissioned for service in the ACT community that include state-of-the-art equipment hit the ACT’s roads,” Mr Corbell said.
“These intensive care vehicles will ensure that our front line ambulance professionals continue to have access [...]

Ambulance service on the brink of collapse?

By 18 October 2010

The Canberra Times reports on strife and strain in the ACT Ambulance service:
The ACT Ambulance Service has confirmed five stations had been closed during shifts in the past two weeks, but paramedics said the number was far greater.
The Transport Workers Union said the Kambah station had been closed five times in the past week and [...]

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