Tag Archives: act ambulance service

Kambah man, 37, dies in flood waters

police announcement

A 37-year-old Kambah man died late yesterday afternoon after the four-wheel drive utility he was driving overturned in fast-moving flood waters at Cotter Road, Coree.
A joint rescue effort was undertaken by AFP SRG Maritime water police, ACT State Emergency Services staff, ACT Ambulance Service staff and ACT Fire & Rescue officers, but severe weather conditions, [...]

Woman stable after Chisholm smash

Chisholm accident site

A woman has been freed from wreckage after a two-vehicle accident in Chisholm this morning and will be taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the accident involving a car and a truck on the corner of Benham and Halley Streets at [...]

Woman stable after incident at Kingston Foreshore


A woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition after being helped from the water at Kingston Foreshore just after 4pm on Thursday.
Passers-by came to the aid of the woman and she was then assessed by intensive care paramedics.
Crews from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service attended the incident.

One woman hospitalised after Griffith smash

Glass on road

One woman was taken to The Canberra Hospital after a car rolled as a result of a two-car collision on Sturt Avenue in Griffith yesterday afternoon.
Both southbound lanes of Sturt Avenue were closed for some time as police investigated the accident near the intersection of McMillan Crescent. Shattered glass covered the lane for several metres.

ACT [...]

Four hospitalised after Monash crash

Accident site

A 65-year-old woman and three teenagers have been transported to The Canberra Hospital after a two-car crash in Monash this morning.
ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue attended the scene of accident on the corner of Ashley Drive and Bugden Avenue just after 9am.
Four people were assisted from the vehicles by ambulance and rescue [...]

Motorcyclist dies after collision at Stromlo

Cotter Road, Stromlo

A man died in hospital late yesterday afternoon after suffering serious head and chest injuries when his motorcycle collided with a tree on Cotter Road, Stromlo a short time earlier.
His death is the first fatality on Canberra’s roads this year.
ACT Policing is investigating the single-vehicle collision, having responded initially to a report of the [...]

Update: Kingston death deemed not suspicious

Detective investigating on the balcony of apartment.

UPDATE: The death of a 29-year-old woman at a Kingston apartment on Friday, 26 February 2016, has been deemed non suspicious following a post mortem examination.
ACT Policing will now prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.
ACT Policing have notified the deceased woman’s immediate family, who have requested privacy during this difficult time.
A 31-year Kingston [...]

Dickson neighbour’s 000 call saves pair from food fire

By 30 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Karuah Street, Dickson

A Dickson resident may have saved the lives of two sleeping neighbours after ACT Fire & Rescue responded to their call to triple zero this afternoon.
Firefighters forcibly entered a unit in Karuah Street, Dickson shortly after the neighbour called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 1.08pm.
Fire crews discovered food alight on the stove and quickly extinguished [...]

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


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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