More Paramedics And Call Takers To Join NSW Ambulance

NSW Gov

NSW Ambulance has welcomed 113 new paramedic interns and trainee emergency call takers after they were officially inducted into the service at a ceremony today.

There were 15 extended care paramedics (ECPs) who were also recognised, after completing their specialist qualifications.

Minister for Health Ryan Park congratulated the 96 paramedic interns and 17 trainee emergency medical call takers, who will start in their new roles from tomorrow.

Minister for Health Ryan Park said:

“This is the third class of NSW Ambulance interns this year and I’m proud to see them ready to serve their communities.

“Our paramedics are on the frontline of healthcare in NSW, caring for people when they are unwell and at their most vulnerable.

“I congratulate these new paramedic interns and trainee call takers for reaching this significant milestone in their careers and also extend my appreciation to the 15 extended care paramedics, who have completed a specialist course proving their dedication to serving our community.”

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

NSW Ambulance Chief Executive Dr Dominic Morgan said:

“I know all who are graduating today have worked incredibly hard throughout their training and I thank them for their commitment and warmly welcome them into NSW Ambulance.

“The extended care paramedics recognised today completed the 25th ECP course conducted by NSW Ambulance, and also the first course conducted at the State Operations Centre. I’d like to extend my congratulations to these specialist paramedics who are progressing their careers and playing a vital role in keeping the people of NSW safe and healthy.”

ECPs have advanced skill sets to treat eligible patients with a range of non-emergency conditions out of hospital, helping patients avoid a trip to the emergency department, where clinically appropriate.

The paramedic interns 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 trainee emergency medical call takers will all be posted to Triple Zero (000) control centres in Sydney.

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