Code One Queensland is one of the biggest ever campaigns undertaken by ambulance officers.
The aim of the campaign is to fix the crisis in Queensland Ambulance Service by reviving the profession and patient care.
Ambulance officers perform a difficult and gruelling job under extremely tough conditions.
Now they are taking their stories to the community and the decision makers, asking politicians to support their action plan.
Ambulance officers were out and about during the state election, meeting with MPs and candidates and asking them where they stand on the Code One campaign and calling on them to sign the Code One pledge.
Politicians were asked to commit to the following to fix the problems in QAS:
- No privatisation of QAS patient transfer
- No privatisation of QAS communications
- Increase of net ambulance numbers by 600 over three years
- Fixing the ambulance fatigue crisis
- Rostering for best-practice emergency dispatch and patient records
- Increased opportunities for skill maintenance and development
- Introduction of professional registration
- Introduction of professional pay rates and superannuation paid on total earnings
- Introduction of medical discharge pension - similar to Police
- Reinstatement of collective rights and maintenance of all current conditions
United Voice wrote to both Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk and LNP leader Campbell Newman asking them what aspects of the action plan they would commit to.
The ambulance state council rated both responses, awarding the LNP just 2.5/10 and Labor 7.5/10.