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More Ambulances Called for in Whyalla

As they look to build ambulance capacity across the state, the Ambulance Employees Association is calling for 3 more ambulances in Whyalla.

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Last week, the association outlined 20 recommendations in a new document, aiming to strengthen resilience in the ambulance service across South Australia. 

The association has called for a new 24-hour paramedic ambulance for Whyalla, and two new regional medical transfer ambulances to match a growing demand for ambulance services.

In May, a 14 year old Whyalla resident was reportedly carried to hospital by their parents because there wasn’t a single ambulance available. 

The three ambulances are part of the sixteen additional ambulances called for in regional SA in the document.

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