During the lockdown in Greater Sydney, more residents are getting infected with COVID-19. Now, paramedics are stretched to the limit, and concerns of them having the virus is increasingly worrying.

Some times paramedics have to wait with a potential COVID-19 patient outside the hospital for 7 hours to be accepted. Paramedics are staying there instead of attending much needed critical attention in the community.

A concerning issue growing is the miscommunication between paramedics and hospitals on taking patients. Paramedics have raised their concerns with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard about their working conditions

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Chris Kastelan – President of the Australian Paramedics Association New South Wales

First aired on The Wire, Friday, 06 August 2021