Paramedics calling in police for back-up to certain addresses

Jacob McArthur
Updated November 21 2018 - 5:01pm, first published 11:30am
POOR TREATMENT: Paramedic Scott Clarke. Photo: Gareth Gardner
POOR TREATMENT: Paramedic Scott Clarke. Photo: Gareth Gardner

A NEW England ambo says paramedics are facing appalling treatment on call-outs and have been forced to call in police for back-up when attending certain addresses.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is opinions editor for The Canberra Times and Australian Community Media. As part of the Canberra Times' production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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