Union Pushes for More Paramedics in Coolamon

Proposed Model a 'Dangerous Move'

Union Pushes for More Paramedics in Coolamon

The union representing local paramedics is stepping up their opposition to a decision by NSW Ambulance, to staff the new station at Coolamon largely with volunteers.

Australian Paramedics Association NSW President Steve Pearce says it’s a dangerous move, which will put the community at risk.

Mr Pearce says it makes no sense to spend $1.5 million on an ambulance station, then fail to properly staff the station with full-time trained paramedics.

The NSW Ambulance service is reportedly planning to recruit up to twelve volunteers for Coolamon, and three full-time, trained paramedics.