REGIONAL AMBULANCE PATIENTS PUT AT RISK BY FAILURE TO FUND INTENSIVE CARE PARAMEDICS
REGIONAL AMBULANCE PATIENTS PUT AT RISK
BY FAILURE TO FUND INTENSIVE CARE
15 March 2019
The Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) is concerned about the lack of funding for Intensive Care Paramedics (ICPs) in regional and rural areas of NSW.
APA Secretary Gary Wilson said most ICPs were stationed in Sydney but there was need in rural areas where serious trauma and long transport times put the lives of critically injured patients at risk .
“Intensive care paramedics have training and utilise additional to give critically injured patients a greater chance of survival but there is no funding to improve patchy ICP coverage across regional NSW,” Mr Wilson said.
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“Our members who are qualified to provide intensive care during the transport of a patient to hospital may be as ICPs when they transfer to areas hat are not ICP funded.for their skills” Mr Wilson said.
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