HEALTH minister John Hill has praised the work of four South Australian paramedics, who have returned home from deployment in Queensland following the flood crisis.
The SA Ambulance Service paramedics worked as extra crews in Brisbane to allow local staff to move out into country areas and sort out their own flooding issues.
They also gave up their rest day to help out with the recovery effort in flood-affected areas.
“We’re all enormously proud of the efforts of these paramedics, who have played a part in the mammoth task of rescue and recovery in Queensland.” Minister Hill said.
“In times of trouble we all want to help our fellow Australians, whether that’s by donating money to the recovery fund or by giving time and skill as these four have.
“I’m sure I speak for all South Australians when I say thank you for your dedication, generosity and professionalism.”
Intensive Care Paramedic, Almina Redjepi said, “It has been heartbreaking to watch, but at the same time it’s been great to see everyone working together to get their town back together.”
“I’m just glad that I’ve been able to help, even in a small way by providing my service.”
Executive Director of Central Patient Services at SA Ambulance Service, Steve Cameron, said “We are more than happy to assist our sister service in Queensland in this way and the whole service can be proud of what their colleagues have done.”