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Nowra paramedics attacked


Yet another attack on a paramedic..  this time in Nowra on Saturday night..

Two paramedics were on the receiving end of a violent allegedly intoxicated man who was in the back of their ambulance being taken to hospital.

GARY WILSON from the Paramedics Association says it's a trend that's getting worse.. " The attacks on paramedics are increasing and they have been for some time, and you're right it is a very disturbing trend. There's no excuse for assaulting emergency workers. Drugs and alcohol are a significant cause and what we need to do is, we need to make people aware of this and make them responsible for their actions, even when they're under the influence."

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Paramedic struck by patient at Burrill Lake


The incidents of paramedics being assaulted by patients continues.. this time in the Shoalhaven.

Around 4pm yesterday police and paramedics were called to a motel at Burrill Lake.

Police say while attending the patient he lashed out striking one of the ambulance officers in the groin.

He was quickly restrained by police and taken to hospital where he's being treated for mental health issues.

The paramedic wasn't seriously injured.

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