Appeal for show of public support

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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Paramedic concerns: Local MP Leslie Williams met with local paramedics John Atkinson, Scott Duffy, Tim Meehan and Ian Hamilton to discuss recent changes to the Death and Disability insurance.LOCALparamedics met with Member for Port MacquarieLeslie Williamson September 30 to discuss changes to the Death and Disability Scheme.
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ParamedicScott Duffy said the group were disappointed that Mrs Williams would not agree to a show of public support for their campaignbut were encouraged that she was receptive to the issues they discussed.

“We don’t want to ride her off, as she was agreeable and held a meeting with us,” he said.

“Hopefully she will publicly support us in the future.”

Local paramedics are unhappy with the changes under the new scheme introduced by the New South Wales government on August 20.

The meeting was held at Mrs Williams’ office located on Grant Street, where the local paramedics were given the opportunity to voice their concerns.

Mr Duffy said facts were presented to Mrs Williams, which explained why the group were running the campaign.

The statisticsincludedthe high injury rates of paramedics compared to those in other occupations.

Mr Duffy also quoted research,which had shown on average, every twoyears, one paramedic died.

In the last two weeks Mr Duffy saidthere had been three assaults on paramedics inKempsey and Port Macquarie.

One paramedicspoke at the meeting about a situation where he and his partner had to fight for their lives whiletrying to assist a patient, who had mental health issues.

Another paramedic told Mrs Williams at the meeting thatunder the new scheme if he is seriously injured he will no longer be able to provide ongoing financial support for his young family, as income protection is only provided for two years.

Mrs Williams said shearranged the meeting to get a better understanding of the views oflocal paramedics regarding the interim Death and Disability Insurance Scheme.

“I have heard their thoughts about the scheme and I have already arranged a meeting with the Health Minister’s office to discuss the matter in detail,” she said.

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