Paramedic call-outs fall 30% on back of pandemic

Ambulance Victoria says attendances have dropped from about 2000 to 1400 a day in recent weeks

Paramedic attendances have dropped significantly during the COVID-19 crisis, according to Ambulance Victoria.

Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson.

Anecdotally, the number of cases attended by Victorian paramedics have fallen 30%, from around 1800-2000 each day to 1300-1400, says Mick Stephenson, MICA paramedic and Ambulance Victoria’s Executive Director of Clinical Operations.

And while