Friday 18 August 2017
We are pleased to inform you that the relentless campaigning and hard work of APA (NSW) delegates, the local community and local member, Katrina Hodgkinson MP, has today paid off!
Prior to being due to appear in the IRC today, NSWA informed us that they have conceded defeat and Coolamon Station will now be staffed by 5 paramedics (ie. a dual paramedic crew). The station will be supported by volunteers.
This is a huge win for our members and the community of Coolamon! Dual paramedic crews is the standard of care that all regional communities of NSW deserve and should be provided with at a minimum. Having the support of volunteers at Coolamon is extremely valued and will provide additional coverage for times when paramedics are not available.
We would like to congratulate and sincerely thank all APA (NSW) delegates, the local community and the local member for all their hard work to get this matter across the line. This would not have been possible without them.
Whilst we have won this battle, we will continue to fight for the communities in NSW who are yet to receive adequate coverage!
APA (NSW) Executive
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