Ambulance waits the longest on record as life-threatening calls hit 10-year high

Ambulance waits the longest on record as life-threatening calls hit 10-year high

Triple-zero calls soared to more than 375,000 in the first quarter of this year,with a record 9300 responses to the most life-threatening cases.

  • byLucy Carroll andMary Ward

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‘Complete mayhem’ as healthcare system buckles under pressure

‘Complete mayhem’ as healthcare system buckles under pressure

With hospitals in gridlock and ambulances queued outside,the healthcare system is on the brink with experts calling for radical change and federal intervention.

  • byLucy Carroll andMary Ward
Seven-hour ambulance wait:Family wants painful death of Newcastle woman investigated

Seven-hour ambulance wait:Family wants painful death of Newcastle woman investigated

The grieving family of Margaret France described the death of their mother and sister as “unacceptably traumatic”.

  • byLucy Carroll
Unprecedented $4.5 billion boost for NSW hospitals,health services

Unprecedented $4.5 billion boost for NSW hospitals,health services

The Perrottet government will recruit more than 10,000 nurses,midwives and doctors to the state’s hospitals and health services

  • byLucy Cormack
NSW Ambulance gets $1.76 billion lifeline for new paramedics and stations

NSW Ambulance gets $1.76 billion lifeline for new paramedics and stations

Paramedics are increasingly warning lives are at risk as demand outstrips resources,with at least 500 more triple-zero ambulance calls made daily than pre-pandemic.

  • byAlexandra Smith
NSW paramedics take five-day industrial action

NSW paramedics take five-day industrial action

People who call 000 will still have an ambulance respond,but will not be billed for it.

  • bySally Rawsthorne
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Sending non-urgent triple zero callers to GPs,chemists a Band-Aid response:Experts

Sending non-urgent triple zero callers to GPs,chemists a Band-Aid response:Experts

The NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association said the proposal was a “short-term solution” that failed to address the underlying issues of the pressure on the health system.

  • byLucy Carroll
Some triple-zero callers to be taken to GPs,chemists under new plan
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Some triple-zero callers to be taken to GPs,chemists under new plan

NSW Ambulance is reviewing a plan to arrange “an alternate transport option” to health care services for select callers.

  • byLucy Carroll andLucy Cormack
NSW Ambulance getting 500 more daily calls than before the pandemic

NSW Ambulance getting 500 more daily calls than before the pandemic

The surge in emergency calls has prompted paramedics to warn lives are at risk as demand outstrips available resources.

  • byLucy Carroll
It’s an emergency:unhealthy reliance on EDs must be triaged
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It’s an emergency:unhealthy reliance on EDs must be triaged

The winter virus season,combined with COVID,may push our overwhelmed hospital emergency departments over the edge. An intervention is urgently required.

  • bySue Ieraci
Sydney hospital reviews ambulance death after man’s cardiac arrest treated in car park
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Sydney hospital reviews ambulance death after man’s cardiac arrest treated in car park

A hospital is reviewing the death of a man who waited an hour outside emergency,as the state’s ambulance network continues to hit crisis point.

  • byLucy Carroll