The newly-appointed Parliamentary leader of the LNP, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, visited frontline ambulance officers to view progress on the roll-out of new, specialised QAS services.
Mr Springborg met officers in an ambulance station, where new services and techniques have helped reduce ambulance response times and the time taken for patient transfer at hospital emergency departments.
“The QAS has the best trained paramedics in Australia,” says Mr Springborg.
“Since 2012, better co-ordination between hospitals and arriving ambulances has reduced the time taken for patient transfer state-wide by 12 minutes.
“The range of specialised QAS services today is greatly enhanced, with successful high-acuity trials, a roll-out of new defibrillators and the use of clot-busting medication just three examples of advanced life-saving techniques now being extended across the service.”