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, which will improve patient and staff safety.
Limestone Coast Ambulance operations manager Andrew Thomas said the new stretchers were one of the most significant improvements in his time as a paramedic.
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