Desperate hospitals may enlist FIREFIGHTERS to drive ambulances with paramedics overwhelmed by Covid patients and worst is yet to come
Desperate hospitals could look to firefighters to drive ambulances in an effort to maximize the capabilities of frontline personnel with coronavirus cases skyrocketing.
The New South Wales Ambulance Service has contacted the Fire and Rescue NSW to see if there are staff available to drive trucks carrying paramedics needed to treat people suffering from Covid.
The Daily Telegram reported that the state fire service has made as many as 150 firefighters available for the scheme, which has been used throughout London during the pandemic.
Sources in the NSW Ambulance Service have told the Daily Mail Australia that the idea has been in the works for months and is circulating internally among paramedics, many of whom have recently returned from work abroad.
More to come.
Desperate hospitals could look to firefighters to drive ambulances in a bid to maximize frontline staff capabilities with coronavirus cases skyrocketing