Ambulance reform

The face of ambulance services is changing, to give you a more tailored level of care.

Defining the road ahead (PDF 760KB) outlines the way SA Ambulance Service will deliver services in the future to meet increasing demand and the changing needs of the community.  

It includes a number of exciting new initiatives to put SA Ambulance Service at the frontline of alternative health service options.

For example, when you call the ambulance you may not always be transported to a hospital emergency department.

More people will be treated in their own home and surrounds, and other alternative treatment options may be used where appropriate.

New initiatives include:

  • Single Paramedic Response and INTervention (SPRINT) paramedics
  • Extended care paramedics (ECPs)
  • Volunteer supported crewing
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems.

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