Out of the frying pan, into the fire: Critically ill man relives the horrific moment the ambulance he was being taken to hospital in was flipped onto its roof in shocking accident
Gerald Stokes was already in an ambulance due to major internal bleeding from an ulcer when the vehicle collided into a four-wheel-drive in Rockingham in Perth's south about 4pm on Wednesday.A critically ill 75-year-old man who was being rushed to hospital says he's lucky to be alive after the ambulance he was in flipped onto its roof in a shocking accident.
Overstretched paramedics are earning in excesss of $ 100 , 000 in overtime payments - more than their regular wage - raising serious concerns for their health An Auditor-General's report has also revealed that NSW Ambulance staff had the highest rates of overtime , sick leave and excessive annual leave
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New South Wales Ambulance is paying some workers six figures a year in overtime on top of their usual pay, a report from the state's audit office has found.
During the 2018-19 period, 27 NSW Ambulance employees were paid more than $100,000 in overtime, up from just eight employees during 2017-18.
The services' overtime payments increased to $83 million in 2018-19 compared with $75 million in the previous year.
Eighty-five per cent of employees received overtime payments at an average of about $20,000 each over 2018-19.
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But despite the large payments, the root cause is that paramedics are feeling obligated to take on overtime work due to staffing shortages, the union said.
Health Services Union secretary Gerard Hayes said the overtime is leading to overworked paramedics being called to life or death situations.
"They're doing 12 hour days as it is. Can you imagine doing another three, four, five hours on top of that?" he said.
"People's lives literally are in the balance.
"They find it very difficult to say no to overtime due to the fact that if they don't do the job, who does?"
Opposition calls on Government to take urgent action
NSW Opposition health spokesman Ryan Park said the Audit Office report raised concerns beyond just the health of staff.
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Two-hundred-and-fifty people have been evacuated and one has been rushed to hospital following a gas leak in Port Melbourne. Metropolitan Fire Brigade crews responded to a reported gas leak in Lorimer street shortly after 1.15pm finding three people "overcome by fumes". Specialist Hazmat Technicians are working to find the source.Preliminary investigations indicate the gas to be a refrigerant gas. It is believed to have been contained.Five people have been found to be effected by the leak and are being assisted by Ambulance Victoria.
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"It's a concern not only for their own personal wellbeing and safety but it's also for those who they treat," he said.
Mr Park said more paramedics were needed, much faster than the current rate of new staff being employed, "particularly in areas where they are simply stretched beyond what is reasonable".
Ambulance boss says more staff on the way
NSW Ambulance deputy commissioner David Dutton said an additional 750 staff over four years would help ease the staffing issues.
"In metropolitan areas, it's about providing extra crews into the system, improving access to crib breaks and improving response time," he said.
"In regional NSW, it's about reducing paramedic fatigue and converting to a 24-hour-a-day roster model of operations."
Mr Hayes said the ambulance service was still severely understaffed.
"The police have approximately 19,000 to 20,000 members, the fire brigade have about 8,500 members, the ambulance service have about 3,500 to 4,000 members," he said.
"They're putting all these band aid approaches into an intensive care area.
"At the end of the day, the workers suffer and the patient suffers."
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Former Moto GP world champion Casey Stoner has revealed poor health has restricted his movements and had a deep impact on his life. Speaking in a rare interview on Rusty's Garage podcast, the 34-year-old was extremely candid about his current health issues, detailing the devastating effect the illness has had on his life.The 2007 and 2011 champion said he's now on new medication but admitted the illness had prevented him from karting and his hobby of archery, saying the activities would leave him recovering 'on a couch for a week'. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.