The women you want in an emer­gency

The Western Star - - Best Of The West -

PARAMEDICS Erin Mat­ter­son, Karen Tay­lor and Kez Mat­ter­son make up 75 per cent of the Mungindi Am­bu­lance Sta­tion, and be­tween the three women they have seen just about everything as they pa­trol the fa­tal­ity-stricken Carnar­von High­way on both sides of the Queens­land and New South Wales bor­der.

This year marks 40 years since New South Wales em­ployed its first female para­medic - but in 2019 Erin, Karen and Kez are now part of the women who make up of 40.8 per cent of the New South Wales Am­bu­lance workforce.

One of the few am­bu­lance sta­tions that cov­ers both sides of the bor­der, ex­tend­ing to Tal­wood in the north and Moree in the south, the Mungindi women have as­sisted in mo­tor ve­hi­cle crashes, car­diac com­plaints, seizures, and men­tal health emer­gen­cies.

Sta­tion of­fi­cer Erin Mat­ter­son said Mungindi pro­vided a clin­i­cal ap­proach com­pletely dif­fer­ent to any­thing you would ex­pe­ri­ence any­where else.

AL­WAYS READY: Karen Tay­lor, Erin and Kez Mat­ter­son.

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