LET US BE VERY CLEAR HERE, you can continue to ignore issues or learn to man up and address them.
These are the words of a wise man, because if you refuse to admit a problem….
Case in point, last Saturday night November 15, nothing special, just another night
No Craigieburn Ambulance, shift dropped
No Seaford Ambulance, another shift dropped
No Chelsea Ambulance, another shift dropped
No Pakenham Ambulance, another shift dropped
No Millburn(Bendigo) ambulance, another shift dropped
No Norlane (Geelong) ambulance, another dropped shift
No Bellarine (Drysdale) ambulance, another shift dropped
Second Horsham car single officer, unable to replace
Dandenong single officer, unable to replace
Sandhurst single officer, unable to replace
And these are only the ones that I am aware of!
The Paynesville on call car, (they have worked all day and take the ambulance home at night) being dragged into Bairnsdale “for cover” as there were no other ambulances (makes for very long and fatiguing day shift, remember drowsy drivers die)
Lucknow sent to Lakes Entrance.
Sandhurst Single officer having to team up with single MICA responder while waiting for their closest backup to come from Heathcote to a serious crash in Kangaroo Flat
Nudawading being sent from Ringwood to Mernda at about 2330 some 40km away
Dandenong sent to Baxter to back a single responder
But my personal favorite of the night were Bacchus Marsh being sent lights and sirens to Meredith at 0420, as there were no resources available in Ballarat or Geelong. Due to distance and poor road and weather conditions it apparently took them about an hour and forty minutes to arrive.
Let me assure you, this was just another night. Nothing special.
But apparently there is no crisis.
Time to man up AV