Illawarra SOT Cuts Could Risk Lives

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Roger002
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Illawarra SOT Cuts Could Risk Lives

Post by Roger002 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:34 pm

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/sto ... aagN72CyBw

Lives could be lost if Illawarra’s team of specialist paramedics – tasked to assist patients in the most remote or dangerous locations – are pulled off the road, according to their union. :o :o

Rambler
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Re: Illawarra SOT Cuts Could Risk Lives

Post by Rambler » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:34 am

Probably just means their Illawarra based rescue helicopter will get a bit more work.

Roger002
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Re: Illawarra SOT Cuts Could Risk Lives

Post by Roger002 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:39 pm

If they are willing to do it in the Illawarra, I wonder how long before it extends to other/all Rescues and SOTs in NSW.

Rambler
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Re: Illawarra SOT Cuts Could Risk Lives

Post by Rambler » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:37 am

They could easily give up rescue in the few places they still do it as I'm pretty sure there are full time FRNSW stations in all those locations.

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Re: Illawarra SOT Cuts Could Risk Lives

Post by Cheetah » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:49 pm

There are a mere 6 ambo rescue units in NSW. Why bother!

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Primary
Cowra Amb FR Cowra (retained) Road Crash Rescue responds a lot when ambo unit is often off-line.
Singleton Amb FR Singleton (retained) Road Crash Rescue
Tamworth Amb FR Tamworth (permanent) Road Crash Rescue
Wagga Wagga Amb FR Turvey Park (permanent) Road Crash Rescue
Rutherford Amb FR East Maitland (permanent) NIL and FR Maitland (retained) NIL
Bomaderry Amb FR Nowra (permanent) Road Crash Rescue

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