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Accessibility Action Plan Consultation

October 19, 2018 | in Community News, News

Photo: Rosie and Blake, community members and idea generators

“Engaging with our people and our community to improve access and inclusion for everyone”

On Monday 8 October we launched a survey to help guide the development of Ambulance Victoria’s first Accessibility Action Plan. This Plan aims to better meet the needs of people with disability who use, visit, work and volunteer for Ambulance Victoria.

There has been a fantastic response so far to the survey with many great suggestions from our people and our community. While the survey is anonymous we have also received public comments and support through social media.

Here is a snap shot from the 100+ responses we have received.

“What would be great if the paramedics knew a bit of sign language just to be able to communicate in their language… it would be useful if each ambulance had access to a communication device such as an iPad with Proloquo, to communicate where the pain is and how bad it was.” (Rosie)

“Patients who are wheelchair bound who require an ambulance in a public place cannot be transported with their wheelchair (in many cases their only way of mobility) with no easy way being available to secure and transport without issue.” (anonymous)

“No matter the situation there is always room for improvement, but it needs be said, You do a fabulous job. You are all amazing.” (Joy)

If you haven’t already provided feedback then join in the conversation and help us to ensure that access and inclusion are core elements of Ambulance Victoria’s services.

The survey closes 5 November 2018.