We are the only community ambulance service in South Australia, and we are the only ones in the country who provide our service for free. That means you will never get a bill from us.
People call us when they are in their own personal crisis, as a result of something that has happened outside of their comfort zone or outside of their own ability to cope which results in them calling for help.
The EMT Service conducts an all-volunteer Community Ambulance Service that is based on our mission to promote and improve community health resources for all whom seek help.
We respond to some urgent and unplanned events, and work closely with locum doctors, specialist community
shelters and other organisations to provide timely on-scene assessment and transport to hospital. Our Community
Ambulance Officers are rostered every night of the year, tending to different patients with differing seventies and
So what is a Community Ambulance program?
Community Paramedics try to Curb Hospital Re admissions and Non-Emergent 000 calls
Mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine [CP] could be making significant strides in areas across Adelaide. Although goals of CP programs will differ based on a Health direction, many if not most of them allow paramedics
and nurses to perform assessments outside of the 000 system and then refer patients to non-emergent healthcare and social services in collaboration with patients, primary care provider SAAS, social workers and others who may contribute
to healthcare decisions.
Our program had two goals: reducing 30-day readmission rates at hospitals, and reducing frequent, repetitive utilization of SAAS resources for non-emergencies where possible.
With most if not all our clients having no insurance, SAAS cover and only Medicare, the cost for ambulance provision was outside of their financial need, and some still have ambulance debits today.
Providing out of hospital re-admissions within 30 days after discharge, cost savings to the healthcare system will likely be an outcome of our program success; however, the goal is to “test and evaluate new or expanded roles for healthcare
professionals and new healthcare delivery,” as well as to link patients to appropriate healthcare and other services, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.