ACT Ambulances get a fatty lifter

johnboy 28 September 2009 101

Simon Corbell has proudly unveiled a “bariatric ambulance” entering service in the ACT.

    “The new bariatric ambulance is a multifunctional vehicle that has the capability to transport a patient weighing up to 500 kilograms,” Mr Corbell said.

    “The transportation of obese patients is an area of growing challenge for all ambulance services and health agencies around Australia.

    “This new vehicle is leading edge in design and has an automated loading system. It will improve patient care and safety as well as substantially reduce the manual handling involved with transporting patients with special needs.”

Apparently a frontend loader with a sling is not suitable.

While not a study in slim athleticism myself, I reckon that when one can no longer fit into a standard ambulance it’s past time to make some radical lifestyle changes.

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johnboy johnboy 9:58 pm 04 Aug 09

farnarkler said :

What I meant is who is Jamie Piesley????????

Drastically offtopic.

Google it, or even use the search box at the top of the page.

farnarkler farnarkler 9:56 pm 04 Aug 09

What I meant is who is Jamie Piesley????????

Anna Key Anna Key 9:43 pm 04 Aug 09

farnarkler said :

Anna ??????????????

Just the first thought that popped into my head. Not sure why, possibly because I spent too many years living a couple of houses away. I found it better not to try and self analyse too much.

Addison Addison 9:35 pm 04 Aug 09

Tooks said :

Addison said :

vg, I think you’ll find it’s kilojoules, not calories.

but thanks for being awesome.

I think you’ll find 1 calorie equals 4.2 kj.

and I think you’ll find I was fishing…

farnarkler farnarkler 9:17 pm 04 Aug 09

Anna ??????????????

Tooks Tooks 9:14 pm 04 Aug 09

Addison said :

vg, I think you’ll find it’s kilojoules, not calories.

but thanks for being awesome.

I think you’ll find 1 calorie equals 4.2 kj.

Anna Key Anna Key 10:13 pm 03 Aug 09

farnarkler said :

Time to bring in Jamie Oliver and his school diet.

When I saw this in the sidebar, it said “Time to bring in Jamie”. I thought you were going to say Piesley.

farnarkler farnarkler 10:10 pm 03 Aug 09

Time to bring in Jamie Oliver and his school diet.

Addison Addison 10:07 pm 03 Aug 09

10 year old boys with tits.

wrong wrong wrong.

ant ant 8:38 pm 03 Aug 09

deezagood said :

I don’t think a lot of the kids today stand a chance of growing up to be healthy, trim, fit adults, because their parents are either utterly ignorant about food or just plain lazy.

They reckon that fat and muscle laid down before you’re, I think, 8, will be with you in some form when you’re an adult. If a kid is fat, it’s going to be so much harder for that kid not to be a fat adult.

I see kids now with tits, and balloon cheeks, and they seem to always be eating, or demanding food of their parents. How can they do this to their kids?

monomania monomania 8:18 pm 03 Aug 09

vg said :

Get off your re-inforced soapbox. Losing weight isn’t hard. Taking responsibility for yourself is these days apparently…..and I’m talking those for whom obesity is a choice

I’m not being nasty nor abusive, I’m just trying to make something which, to me, seems an entirely obvious point. Last year I competed in a ‘sport’ where I built myself up to 120kg then back down to 90kg. I choose not to do that ‘sport’ any more but the weight transition was done through discipline, exercise and calorie control. I had to exercise some discipline to not eat things that I knew didn’t suit my goals. It didn’t kill me

Typical vg. I’ve never been near 120kg. Your typical response is to assume that when anyone disagrees with you it must be self defensive. Still I doubt that I’ll get back to 90kg. I mustn’t have your enormous self discipline. Why do so many of your comments involve putting others down while boasting about your own abilities. I suspect you suffer from obesity of the head.

mutley mutley 7:34 pm 03 Aug 09

Get off your re-inforced soapbox.

*golf clap*

Addison Addison 7:20 pm 03 Aug 09

vg, I think you’ll find it’s kilojoules, not calories.

but thanks for being awesome.

vg vg 7:06 pm 03 Aug 09

Calories in v calories out. It ain’t rocket science. I’m sorry, but you won’t get sympathy from me if your obesity is due to self-perpetuating laziness and poor diet.

I’m not being nasty nor abusive, I’m just trying to make something which, to me, seems an entirely obvious point. Last year I competed in a ‘sport’ where I built myself up to 120kg then back down to 90kg. I choose not to do that ‘sport’ any more but the weight transition was done through discipline, exercise and calorie control. I had to exercise some discipline to not eat things that I knew didn’t suit my goals. It didn’t kill me

vg vg 6:38 pm 03 Aug 09

monomania said :

nyssa76 said :

So excuse me if I don’t find ‘fatty humour’ humourous. It is down right dangerous and absolutely stupid. By ridiculing obese people, do you think that that will get them to the gym? They already crap on themselves, they don’t need you to do it for them from the comfort of your computer.

To which

vg said :

Actually the only crap associated with a lot of these people is what they put in themselves. Yes, there are no doubt some with ‘medical’ issues but the vast majority of what we call fat people in our society are so because of poor lifestyle and nutritional choices. And that is very sad. I have no sympathy whatsoever for the self-inflicted obese person.

Should that leave ‘fat’ people open to abuse by those who don’t appear to have matured past the school playground? Trouble is that this ‘fatty humour’ does reflect a lack of decent human feelings and encourages insecure bullies to openly abuse people they don’t even know. A fine way to develop a caring cohesive society and workplaces.

Where’s the abuse? I don’t like their lifestyle choices.

Get off your re-inforced soapbox. Losing weight isn’t hard. Taking responsibility for yourself is these days apparently…..and I’m talking those for whom obesity is a choice

nyssa76 nyssa76 6:34 pm 03 Aug 09

Just keep telling yourselves “it’s a health problem” as a means of justifying your negative comments.

Fat people don’t want to be fat. They don’t want to be ridiculed nor do they want to feel crappier than they already feel. Fat people have and do tend to stick to their houses because they are afraid of being made fun of and this does hinder their ability to lose weight. But yes, it’s a “health problem”….try mental health problem when morons make stupid comments.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 6:12 pm 03 Aug 09

monomania said :

Most of those concerned that others are overweight take the line that these people have some kind of responsibility to society to conform to a ‘healthy’ body mass. Why? Because it offends their sensibility or because they are worried about future burdens to the health budget. Certainly not because they have much concern for the obese person.

Or out self respect? Wanting to enjoy life to the fullest? Wanting to have a good sex life? Wanting to provide a good example to their kids? Wanting to be able to

And if obese people are derided and it is proposed that they be denied medical treatment because their condition is preventable, maybe the footballer, skier or skydiver with a broken leg or neck should be left sans ambulance and medical care as well.

Surely if those people are requiring medical treatment it is due to accident, rather than willfull personal neglect?

And the yachtsmen and bushwalkers who get lost be forgotten. Or marathon runners and triathletes who develop joint problems and heart conditions in later life.

Most go to great pains to minimise those effects.

And forget about dealing with STDs. Tough. You should have made better life style choices.

If you catch a STD through unprotected sex, your lookout matey.

But again I must ask the question why are you supporting people neglecting their health here? Why are you making excuses for preventable health problems? Why do you WANT people to be obese?

Addison Addison 6:04 pm 03 Aug 09

make private health insurance like every other insurance, where you pay premiums based on risk. If you’re a smoker, heavy drinker, overweight, etc, your risk factors, and hence premiums, increase.

deezagood deezagood 5:58 pm 03 Aug 09

I don’t think a lot of the kids today stand a chance of growing up to be healthy, trim, fit adults, because their parents are either utterly ignorant about food or just plain lazy. Our school has fruit break (presumably to introduce healthy food habits to the kiddies), during which time the kids are asked to bring in FRESH fruit or vegies. Some of the kids bring in processed mueslie bars, fruit roll ups or fruit in jelly. One kid brings in chips every day ‘chips are a vegetable’. Seriously, these poor little buggars don’t stand a chance.

johnboy johnboy 5:24 pm 03 Aug 09

But at least all those other people don’t need special ambulances purchased for them.

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