Tag: ambulance

Victorian Premier Apologises to Families of 33 Who Died From Triple 0 Call Delays

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has publicly apologised for the state’s triple zero call delay failure that directly led to 33 people dying. The Victorian inspector-general for emergency management investigated the state’s emergency call response performance during COVID-19, where demand for the triple zero line surged. The final report revealed 40 potential adverse events associated with…


Touching Video Shows Horse Galloping for Miles Behind an Ambulance Carrying Her Sick Sister, Goes Viral

A horse was seen galloping behind an ambulance that was carrying her sick sister for 5 miles in Udaipur, India. Footage shows the horse running behind the vehicle, which was transporting her sister to a medical center. Girish Bharti, who filmed the scene, said that he followed the horse for around a mile. The footage…


‘Heartbreaking Loss’: BC Agency Looks Into Ambulance Call After Infant Death Report

British Columbia’s emergency health service says it is reviewing thecircumstances of the reported death of an infant last week whilewaiting for an ambulance in a small community in the southernInterior, calling it a “heartbreaking loss.” A statement from BC Emergency Health Services says in response to questions about the death in Barriere that it received…


Hawaii Ambulance Fire Leaves Patient Dead, Paramedic Injured

HONOLULU—A patient died and a paramedic was critically injured when their ambulance caught fire outside a hospital in Hawaii, emergency officials said. “We had an ambulance tonight for reasons we don’t understand catch on fire, possibly explode, prior to entering the hospital,” said Dr. Jim Ireland, the emergency services director. “We’re all just very concerned…


91-Year-Old Woman Dies After Waiting 7 Hours for Montreal Ambulance

Montreal paramedics say staff shortages are to blame after an ambulance took seven hours to respond over the weekend to a call involving a 91-year-old woman who died before they arrived. Urgences-santé spokesman Stéphane Smith says the service received a call about a woman who fell and hurt her leg, adding that the call was…


South Australian Budget Delivers on Election Promise of More Ambulance Officers

The South Australian (SA) government has begun its recruitment of the 350 additional ambulance officers promised at the state election in March. A new intern cohort of 32 paramedic graduates are set to start work on Monday, the first of 278 new paramedics and 72 new ambulance officers to be added to the SA ambulance…


Union Welcomes NSW Paramedics Boost

Nearly 2000 paramedics will join New South Wales’ “worked to the bone” workforce as the state government commits to a funding boost. The Health Services Union has welcomed the announcement following several industrial actions by NSW paramedics this year. Secretary Gerard Hayes dubbed it a historic win for paramedics who had been “consistently under-resourced”. “For…


Australian Union Welcomes NSW Paramedics Boost

Nearly 2,000 paramedics will join New South Wales’ “worked to the bone” workforce as the state government commits to a funding boost. The Health Services Union has welcomed the announcement following several industrial actions by NSW paramedics this year. Secretary Gerard Hayes dubbed it a historic win for paramedics who had been “consistently under-resourced.” “For…


Victorian Premier Called Out Over His Role in the State Health Emergency

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been questioned over his role in the state’s health crisis that led to the death of a 14-year-old girl waiting for an ambulance as well as 15 other Victorians’ deaths in the recent months. 14-year-old Lydia Anseline died on April 13 from an asthma attack after waiting for over 30…


Film Review: ‘Ambulance: Director Michael Bay Does What He Does ‘Best’

After his putrid but profitable 1995 debut “Bad Boys,” director Michael Bay delivered “The Rock,” one of the smartest action flicks of the last three decades. It too made big bucks, and Bay solidified his position as the movie industry’s go-to hired gun for big-budget, pyrotechnic-laden extravaganzas. Apart from “The Rock,” Bay has helmed 13…