Stress, time pressures and the resulting fatigue experienced by under-resourced Queensland ambulance crews will be eased thanks to 200 extra paramedics announced in the state’s budget this week.
Expanding communities in many Queensland towns and cities have had crews struggling to fill shifts to meet increased demand for emergency medical services.
Delegate Torrin Nelson was active in United Voice paramedic members’ calls for extra resources and was at parliament to hear the announcement.
He said the extra numbers on the ground would go a long way towards what they’d been advocating for a long time.
Through the voices of strong delegates across the state, ambulance members were able to air their concerns to politicians and in the media, helping to achieve this massive win.