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Thank a Paramedic Day 2019 News

Thank a Paramedic Day 2019

Victorians can today say a collective ‘thanks’ ...

Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria Strengthening Cultural Diversity News

Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria Strengthening Cultural Diversity

A unique training initiative, aimed at increasing diversity within rural communities and strengthening Ambulance Victoria’s operational workforce, has its first graduates. The Multicultural Employment Pathways program is a partnership between Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria to train young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to become Ambulance Community Officers (ACOs) in rural areas. ...

Paramedics roll up their sleeves to donate blood News

Paramedics roll up their sleeves to donate blood

Paramedics are rolling up their sleeves to donate in the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Emergency Services Blood Challenge over the next three months. ...

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Best-ever response times Community News

Best-ever response times

Ambulance Victoria has posted its best-ever statewide quarterly response time data, with 84.2 per cent percent of Code 1 ambulances reaching patients within 15 minutes. ...

Bruce – Ambulance Victoria Peer Support Dog Community News

Bruce – Ambulance Victoria Peer Support Dog

Meet ‘Bruce’ Ambulance Victoria’s newest recruit and one of the first ever peer support dogs in an Australian ambulance service. ...

Improved response performance as we prepare for flu season Community News

Improved response performance as we prepare for flu season

In the first three months of 2018, Ambulance Victoria paramedics treated more time-critical patients faster and are well-prepared for the upcoming flu season, latest performance data shows. Paramedics responded to 66,225 Code 1 patients in the first three months of 2018 – an extra 4,104 patients than the same period in 2017. ...

Meet Beth- Young Veteran and Paramedic Community News

Meet Beth- Young Veteran and Paramedic

“To me, ANZAC Day is an opportunity to reflect and acknowledge the unique challenges, dedication and sacrifices made by past and present defence personnel. ...

Operations

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‘HEMS4’ turns 10 Operations

‘HEMS4’ turns 10

The south-west Victoria air ambulance helicopter ...

Not an emergency? Meet the team ready to help you. Operations

Not an emergency? Meet the team ready to help you.

When you have a minor health issue, there is a team of healthcare professionals to seek advice from – and ambulances should be saved for emergencies. ...

Patient-focused triage leads to better outcomes Operations

Patient-focused triage leads to better outcomes

Further details about how Ambulance Victoria prioritises emergency ambulances to patients in most urgent need through changes to the way Triple Zero (000) calls are triaged and ambulances are dispatched have been released. ...

Innovative stroke ambulance takes to the road Operations

Innovative stroke ambulance takes to the road

Australia’s first Stroke Ambulance will provide patients with a quicker diagnosis and treatment when it begins operation on 20 November 2017 ...