Road ambulance services review
The Northern Territory Government commissioned the review of Road Ambulance Services in the Northern Territory earlier this year to ensure Territorians have the best possible service into the future.
Independent consultant, Professor Neale Fong, was engaged to undertake the review and handed his final report to government.
The Review found the NT Road Ambulance Services is functioning satisfactorily, but needs improvements to move to a new stage of performance excellence.
The report makes 44 recommendations to address issues relating to:
- Contemporary best practice in the delivery of road ambulance services;
- Future workforce requirements for a contemporary road ambulance service including the training, development and retention of the ambulance service workforce;
- The interface between road ambulance services and other health related emergency services; and
- Future regulation of road ambulance services in the Northern Territory.
The report does not recommend bringing the management of the road ambulance services under the Department of Health.
The Department of Health will now formulate a detailed response to the Review with the on-going input and support of key stakeholders.