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We have recently seen a dramatic uptick in the amount of calls for people who need the Intensive Care Unit. As a result we are introducing a Policy as well as re-affirming Ambulance Victoria's Role as paramedics. 

Our Job is first and foremost assisting and triaging patients in the field by responding to calls. A Paramedic of any degree is not a Doctor or Surgeon however from time to time we will assist in duties at the Hospital for instance Deceased Patients in which we treated at a scene. As Paramedics our Job ends at the desk of the Hospital. 

If a Paramedic checks you into Hospital they cannot do any more for you and they need to go assist other people in the city who need to helped.

If you do need the ICU Local Doctors can direct you into the Hospital beds.

MICA Paramedics will be trained and on a Case by Case basis will assess if they have the capacity to assist in the Hospital in checking you into ICU.  Things to be assessed will be Volume of calls and severity of injuries.

We hope this clears up what the role of the Paramedic is and helps clarify how we can best assist you on scene and at the Hospital.


Thank you,

Operations Team - Ambulance Victoria

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