'So fed up': Why paramedics' new red shirts could bring triple-zero to the brink

Kate McIlwain
Updated December 10 2023 - 4:51pm, first published December 9 2023 - 4:36pm
Union delegate Matt Vernon, second from right, with his crew Jaz Starr, Brad Rose and Simon Houstoun; Health Minister Ryan Park speaking about his concerns with the union action. Pictures supplied; by Kate McIlwain
Union delegate Matt Vernon, second from right, with his crew Jaz Starr, Brad Rose and Simon Houstoun; Health Minister Ryan Park speaking about his concerns with the union action. Pictures supplied; by Kate McIlwain

Fairy Meadow paramedic Matt Vernon says he often has to decide whether to leave a sick patient at home instead of taking them to hospital in the middle of the night.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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