The rumours are true that the Ambulance Service of NSW will produce an Ambulance version of the Police “Recruits” show, in conjunction with Channel 10, which will provide real life information on what it is like to be a paramedic (or a new recruit paramedic/ probationer paramedic). If the TV show goes ahead, probationary paramedics will be filmed during their early training days and on-road experience.
By the sounds of things, this will lead an increased awereness of what it is like to be a paramedic and on how ridiculous some of the “OOO” calls are, which will hopefully allow people to think twice before calling an Ambulance for minor problems, or problems un-related to medicine.
Hopefully, these rumours about a new Ambulance Recruits show are correct and this will bring about new interest and appreciation for our profession.
Having said all this, I would hate to have a TV crew filming me attending patients, especially if I was a New Recruit.
You can find more information about the new Recruits Paramedics TV show on Channel Ten’s Site Here.
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