Emergency strain eases

LIFT-OUT: Paramedics Sandy Johnston, Alyce Yates and Limestone Coast operations manager Andrew Thomas demonstrate the new Stryker strechers, which are a significant upgrade on the previously used equipment.

TECHNOLOGICALLY advanced stretchers being rolled out in ambulances across the region are expected to extend the careers of paramedics.

A total of 350 hydraulic-powered Stryker stretchers and vehicle loading systems are currently being rolled out in South Australia.

The new stretchers have increased manoeuvrability and the hydraulic loading system can raise, lower, and load patients into an ambulance with the touch of a button,


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