Ambo Update

RAMPWATCH

One of the common interactions members have with the United Voice Ambulance app is to report incidents of ramping across the state.

It’s an all too common frustration for members to be stuck at a hospital ramp rather than being out and available to respond to the community. The flow-on effects of ramping impact on members getting late or missed meals and having shifts extended because of the bottle neck that occurs at our state’s health facilities is just not acceptable.

 

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PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

ALL QAS Paramedics MUST be registered when regulation starts, or have applied for registration to continue to be able to call themselves and practise as a Paramedic – it’s the Law.

QAS Paramedics applying for registration through the grandparenting pathways MUST also be registered by 1 December 2018, or have applied for registration, to continue to be able to call themselves and practise as a Paramedic.

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PARAMEDIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

At a recent meeting of the Paramedic Safety Management Committee it was reported that the refresher round of the SAFE training is rolling out across LASNs. This committee is an ongoing body monitoring enhancements as part of the Safety Taskforce into occupational violence faced by Ambulance Staff.

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UPDATE YOUR DETAILS

Members will be receiving their 2019 United Voice pocket diaries in the lead up to the end of the year. Keep an eye out on the mail and update your address with the United Voice office if you have moved recently to ensure you don’t miss out at qldambulance@unitedvoice.org.au.


AMBULANCE WEEK

Ambulance week is a time to reflect and acknowledge, remembering those who have fallen, asking R U OK? and recognising the truly amazing job our paramedics, EMDs and PTOs do each and every day.

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ALL THINGS RAMPING

One of the hot topics for United Voice paramedics is the ongoing issue of Ambulance Ramping at Queensland’s hospitals.

 

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UTILISATION OF PRIVATE PARAMEDICS NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE

At a recent meeting of Ambulance State Councillors, concern was raised about the potential for QAS to implement the use of Agency / Contract and or Private Paramedics in light of Professional Registration and to meet peaks in demand.

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INDUSTRIAL WINS BENEFIT MEMBERS

Our industrial officers, organisers and delegates have been very busy these past months representing members in a diversity of industrial disputes and challenges. WH&S, bullying and harassment, transfers, flexible working arrangements, return to work planning are just to name a few.

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MINISTER ANNOUNCES BOOST TO AMBULANCE NUMBERS

The Health and Ambulance Minister Steven Miles has announced funding that will see an increase in an extra 100 paramedics in place across Queensland.

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Are you ready for professional registration

Applications for Registration to the Paramedicine Board of Australia are open as of 3 September.  Current Paramedics have until December 2018 to complete their applications.
 

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