More Paramedics And Call Takers Join NSW Ambulance 23 February

NSW Ambulance has welcomed 142 new trainee paramedic and emergency medical call takers after they were officially inducted into the service at a ceremony today.

Minister for Health Ryan Park congratulated the 124 graduate paramedics and 18 trainee emergency medical call takers, who will start in their new roles from tomorrow.

“This is the first class of NSW Ambulance graduates this year to be joining the frontline of healthcare in NSW,” Mr Park said.

“I congratulate these paramedics and call takers for reaching this significant milestone in their careers and thank them for their dedication to serving their community.”

NSW Ambulance Chief Executive Dr Dominic Morgan welcomed the new starters, who were honoured at a ceremony at Sydney Olympic Park, attended by family and friends.

Dr Morgan said the new recruits would provide welcome reinforcements during a busy time for emergency health care.

“I know all who are graduating today have worked incredibly hard throughout their training,” Dr Morgan said. 

“I thank them for their commitment and warmly welcome them into NSW Ambulance.

“As demand for our services continues to grow, we remain committed to providing world-class care to our patients.”

Member for Parramatta Donna Davis welcomed the new cohort.

“Rapidly growing communities like ours need expanded emergency services and these new personnel will provide invaluable support to the people of Parramatta and beyond.”

The graduate paramedics will be posted across NSW to complete the on-road portion of their 12-month internships before taking permanent positions in metropolitan and regional areas.

The emergency medical call takers will be posted to Triple Zero (000) control centres in Sydney and Charlestown. ​

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