at 1 Wycombe Street , 2620
First Aid Services is an approved provider of Ambulance Services in the ACT
First Aid Services is a provider of first aid and paramedic services in NSW as well as first aid, paramedic and Ambulance Services in the ACT.
Wishing a great Australia Day to all our fellow private, volunteer and government Paramedics, Ambulance Officers and Medical First Responders, as well as Police, Firefighters, SES, VRA Rescue, and Emergency Department Health Workers too. Don't work too hard :)
First Aid Services will be providing paramedic crews this week to international cricket teams at Canberra's Manuka Oval
A very big thank you to our ambulance crews that worked over the Christmas period. We have one more event this week that our paramedics are covering on New Years Day. Here's hoping that its a steady day with not too many incidents. Wishing our crews, clients, colleagues and, well, basically everyone, a happy and prosperous 2015 Take care :)
First Aid Services is pleased to announce that we will again be providing event medical support services to Enlighten Festival in Canberra for 2015.
Unfortunately the weather which is bringing welcome rain is shutting down nearly all the events our medical teams would be covering this weekend. 😔
Good morning, Just a quick announcement that we are having some difficulty with our email system at the moment. We seem to be able to receive but not send, particularly with file attachments. If you send an email to First Aid Services, for the time being the reply may be sent from our reserve account ; firstaidsquad@Hotmail.com We apologise for any inconvenience and will advise once any fault has been found and corrected. Warmest regards Jason Preston First Aid Servies
1 crew plus our 4WD Ambulance is enroute to the Illawarra to provide operational support to our affiliate EMS provider - Southcare Medical & First Aid Services. This vehicle (Unit 40) is in addition to Unit 10, already deployed for the same task.
currently conducting Non Emergency Patient Transfer from Westmead to southern NSW. Drive safe😊
The new ACT Ambulance Service uniforms look pretty good I must say. Very NHS like 😃
Canberra's only Public Hospital had lost its accreditation to train Urology Doctors. The respected Australasian College of Surgeons withdrew its approval of the hospital. The ACT Government minister for health Simon Corbell says on tonight's news he won't tolerate it. Really? One would think as the minister responsible for a Health System with only one public hospital, which also happens to be the Regional Trauma Centre, and with knowledge of the sour working environment at the hospital PRIOR to his appointment....would've taken steps to quash these problems before it came to this?
Yesterday, around midday, we received notification from the ACT Ambulance Service, that they had received notification that First Aid Services' approval as an ambulance services provider for 2015-2016, had come through from the Ministerial Unit of the ACT Government. Our approval for 2014-2015 was due to expire at midnight on June 30, 2015.....that very evening. In essence, we had, by way of a third party involvement (we never seem to get anything direct from the ACT Government Ministry - strange to some but very normal in Canberra) found out with less than 5 hours of business hours, and less than 12 hours til midnight, that our ambulance services had in fact achieved continuity. The document in question was dated 26 June. The document were only posted on line on the 30th June. They may beg to differ, but we checked on the day to no avail. So we pretty much had no idea of where we were at and had to ask the government what was up (as always). In fact - we have never actually been notified of our approval by the minister. It is expected that we, the approved party, try to find out ourselves. in fact, in 2010, the year of our first approval, we were in fact an approved ambulance services for more than a month before we found out, quite by coincidence and happenstance. This is not ideal for businesses to function or even to plan their future (and the jobs of their employees and contractors) at all, where the business relies on Government ministerial approval in order to provide its core business. As requested we gave our information to the authorities 8 weeks ago and these are supposed to be dealt with in no more than 4 weeks. To the minister - Joy Burch MLA (Labor) - Thanks a whole lot, right to form & way to go. Grrrr. Not really happy, but I suppose will have to take it - like usual. However, now that we are back on track, we will continue to deliver private paramedic services to the people of Canberra as before. (sigh) Jason Preston Paramedic (Adv. Life Support) Chief Officer