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The country ambulance strategy

Driving equity for country WA
Ambulance service First responders Volunteering Rural health Western Australia
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The country ambulance strategy 8.67 MB

This strategy document is the result of the most extensive community consultation ever undertaken in relation to state ambulance services.

A three-month public consultation phase and 120 community workshops saw almost 1,000 submissions received from the thousands of community members, health providers and stakeholders. These submissions have been used to inform the final strategy, the first of its kind ever produced in WA.

Main recommendations:

  • measures to attract and support ambulance volunteers, including more training and administrative support; 
  • greater investment in community paramedics;
  • improving coordination between hospitals and ambulance services; and
  • adopting new technologies to improve communication to and from every ambulance on the road in country WA.
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