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Offline kellyp

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Event 1st Aiders
« on: April 04, 2013, 01:47:53 PM »
Hello everyone I trust you had a good safe Easter break.

The Poo has hit the proverbial in Victoria with 1st Aid services.

If you can grab an Age newspaper (Victorian) you will see a front page story of one 1st Aid provider possibly not doing what it is supposed to be doing. Pages 22 and 23 also provide further in depth information.

I would suggest that some-one (individual or entity) is peeved a lot.

The union is jumping up and down (normal) the Jacks and another are hissing and government paramedics operate and or work in the industry.

You read it then form your own opinion....

PS: St John Ambulance SJA used to have just about exclusive rights to 1st aid duties in Victoria and elsewhere until private companies took away their pennies. Also see previous post re SJA doing AV obese transports.




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Re: Event 1st Aiders
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 08:43:15 PM »

But this isn't just a Victoria problem.

I guess at the end of the day it's up to the salesman and the person willing to hire them.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 02:33:44 PM by sba »


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Re: Event 1st Aiders
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 10:43:46 PM »

"Ambulance officers union secretary Steve McGhie called on Ambulance Victoria to provide information to show there was no conflict of interest. He also said Ambulance Victoria should explain why, when it was struggling to keep ambulances on the road because of a lack of staff, it allowed its paramedics to work after-hours for private companies. EMSA relies heavily on casual staff, often Ambulance Victoria paramedics doing after-hours shifts."

« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 01:40:34 PM by sba »