Patients and ambulance officers are put at risk because many front-line ambulances are not fully crewed.
New Zealand funds its ambulance service at around NZ$30 per head annually. That is about half the amount many comparable ambulance services in Australia, Canada and the UK are funded. NZAA wants this shortfall addressed.
To safeguard clinical standards we believe all New Zealand Ambulance Officers should be registered.
We welcome the news that Ambulance New Zealand intends to apply for regulation of ILS and ALS practitioners under the HPCA Act 2003.
Working on behalf of all New Zealand Ambulance Personnel for a safe environment for members and the public.
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The NZAA represents full-time paid ambulance officers, casual paid officers and volunteer officers in our mission to improve the provision of ambulance services for the benefit of the public of New Zealand.