United Voice and QAS today discussed improved measures to help protect Ambulance Officers in the midst of the current Ebola scare.
As you know access to the yellow suits was more restricted than the white suits that must be carried in all trucks. This was a concern for United Voice.
In our discussions today, QAS advised the following:
- New guidelines have been issued to Communications to ensure that the right information is gathered
- Where there is any concern the job may involve any risk of Ebola, the Operations Supervisor will attend with the crew
- Additional yellow suits will supplied to ensure access
- A special DVD will be distributed in addition to briefings and training for staff on the current situation and new guidelines
QAS has agreed to keep United Voice fully briefed on the situation and will send copies of all the above information as a matter of priority.