In The Eye Of The Storm

Call it the paramedic’s dilemma. As any Code Red campaigner knows, there is plenty wrong with the system that employs and organises Victoria’s ambulance paramedics.

Indeed, there is so much wrong about the ambulance service and its treatment of staff that half of them cannot see themselves remaining in the job for another five years. Yet 31-year veteran Don Gillies says that the rewards of the job, the incalculable human returns are so profound that somehow you keep at it.

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