Your Story: Grateful patient says ambos deserve pay hike
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ON THURSDAY afternoon, July 30, there was an incident at my place (which in fact was all about me having a medical condition) which required me to be attended first by the ambos, then taken to hospital.
I required further treatment until I was discharged later that same night.
Firstly, a huge thank you to all the neighbours who came to my aid before the ambulance arrived.
You were all amazing.
Then came the ambulance, with two of the nicest guys you could ever meet.
(Or in my case, hope not to meet in those circumstances).
When I was later told what exactly had happened, I was amazed how calm, cool and collected they were.
Because I'm so scared of the dark (pretty funny at my age, huh?) they left the light on all the way to the Gladstone Hospital.
The job the ambulance does on a daily basis is too horrifying to imagine, and yet they earn the least wages out of all three of the emergency services.
No doubt they are all life-changing careers (and not necessarily in a good way), but this government ought to take a good look at this situation and pay the wages they all deserve.
So once again, thanks to Taz and Greg. You certainly were my heroes that day.
PS. How about an ambo calendar, with newborn babies etc?!