Paramedic program win for the Limestone Coast

MEMBER for MacKillop Nick McBride has labelled the extension of the community paramedic program as the electorate’s “first good win”.

The unique pilot program, which provides emergency and public health care across the upper Limestone Coast, will continue until the end of 2019.

Concerns about the program’s viability were raised ahead of the end of the program’s trial period, which was due in September.

The $862,000 a year program operates in Robe and Ceduna and allows a full-time paramedic to be on duty at all times in addition to two paramedics rostered on alternate

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