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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2323 ..


ACT Ambulance Service—volunteers (Question No 1369)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

What capacity does the ACT Ambulance Services have to accommodate and make use of volunteers.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

An innovative program, initiated in 2017, provides structured ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) support to assist the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) at multi casualty incidents. Selected ACTSES volunteers have undertaken training provided by ACTAS educators. Update training will be conducted regularly to ensure currency and familiarity.

In the event of a significant multi-casualty incident, the trained ACTSES ambulance support volunteers can be activated by the ACTAS Duty Officer.

ACT Ambulance Service—private ambulances (Question No 1370)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

(1) How many private ambulances currently operate in the ACT.

(2) How is their fee structure regulated.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There are no private ambulances currently operating in the ACT.

In accordance with section 62 of the Emergencies Act 2004, the Minister may approve, in writing, an outside provider to deliver ambulance services. As at 14 May 2018, there are six private ambulance service providers approved to operate in the ACT.

(2) The approved ambulance service providers are private businesses. Their fee structures are their responsibility.

ACT Ambulance Service—recruitment (Question No 1371)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

(1) What positions are available to paramedic graduates in the ACT Ambulance Service.


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