NSW Ambulance has officially launched our new winter campaign. Our Triple Zero (000) call takers answer a call for help on average every 26 seconds. Just 10 per cent of these calls are for patients with life-threatening conditions. A further 40 per cent are for low acuity conditions. In times of peak demand, such as winter, this places extra pressure on all NSW Ambulance resources. We don't expect patient demand to change. Ultimately it is our responsibility to ensure that we make the #rightcall to get our patients the #rightcare ensuring in the process that we are using our resources in the most appropriate way. The Is Your Urgency an Emergency? campaign educates and empowers the community about the range of treatment pathways available to them.
To watch the Channel Ten news coverage of our winter campaign, click here
To read about the campaign, as featured in the Daily Telegraph, click here
To see the full media release click here
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