Last Thursday night ambulance fuel cards started being declined all over the state.
A manager being constantly contacted by crews involved in some very cranky confrontations in fuel stations all over Victoria told one of the paramedics that Ambulance Victoria hadn’t paid its bill.
And the companies would not apparently provide credit as last time it happened AV were apparently very tardy paying the bill, according to this manager they didn’t
So all over the state it was up to paramedics to pay for fuelling ambulances out of their own pockets.
But many paramedics were refusing as last time this happened it took AV up to six months to reimburse them.
So many ambulances were stuck, unable to respond as they were stuck waiting at petrol stations for managers to attend to sort the mess out.
I certainly hope that paramedics who were forced to pay for fuel manage to get their money back before Christmas.