Health Secretary can’t rule out strike action from the paramedics
With Omicron cases spiking, ambulances in New South Wales are taking longer to reach patients due to a critical shortage of paramedics.
A recent productivity report has shown that NSW Ambulance response times are there worst they’ve been in a decade.
The average wait time is currently sitting at 12.5 minutes and Secretary of the NSW Health Services Union Gerard Hayes has told Jim Wilson the responses “get worse over time”.
“It is just a major problem that needs to be fixed and it just doesn’t seem to get there.”
With staff being under immense pressure there are fears that another strike could be incoming.
When asked if a future strike could be ruled out Mr Hayes told Jim, “Look I hope so, but I can’t.”
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