Shoalhaven News

Alarm after an ambulance station left unmanned

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The strain on paramedics is taking its toll with one Illawarra Ambulance station left unmanned on Tuesday night...

It's claimed  both the Illawarra and Shoalhaven are understaffed, with a source - who asked not to be named - saying under-staffing does happen around long weekends, school holidays and other special events...

It has also been revealed that paramedics are over worked with many not having a designated break during their 12 hour shift...

The source says they usually have to snack on the run,  which is not conducive to a healthy work environment especially in a job that is already stressful.

Meantime Illawarra and Shoalhaven paramedics remain concerned for their safety following a number of assaults on ambos this year.

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Source: Rob Gooda. PowerFM/2ST news

Tags: Ambulance station , paramedics