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Posted 29 Aug '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Sydney Control Changes

APA (NSW) Member Update

Sydney Control Changes

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Dear Member,

Last week APA (NSW) met with Sydney Control Management to discuss changes in control including the introduction of a new tactician role. The role was implemented on 14 August 2017. NSW Ambulance (NSWA) currently holds the view that the performance of the role has been ‘excellent’. However, APA (NSW) members have reported that the introduction of this role has caused difficulties for on-road paramedics. 

APA (NSW) have asked NSWA to provide data which has arisen since the inception of the tactician role which shows instances when cribs have been interrupted and situations where resources have been moved without any benefit. Surprisingly, NSWA believes that this will be difficult to gain. We are scheduled to meet with NSWA to review these matters in 3 weeks. 

We encourage APA (NSW) members who believe their movement has not been in the best interest of the community or paramedic well-being to provide a brief SMS to 0481 071 369 outlining the situation.

Members should also keep the APA (NSW) Safety Strategies booklet at hand. The booklet contains instructions on how to access crib breaks should it be required and a list of Executive contacts who can be reached if local management is not supportive. 


APA (NSW) Executive

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