The women you want in an emergency
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.