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Objectives of ambulance services

The objectives of an ambulance service are—

        (a)     to respond rapidly to requests for help in a medical emergency;

        (b)     to provide specialized medical skills to maintain life and to reduce injuries in emergency situations and while moving people requiring those skills;

S. 15(ba) inserted by No. 52/2017 s. 72(1).

        (ba)     to provide safe, patient-centred and appropriate services;

        (c)     to provide specialized transport facilities to move people requiring emergency medical treatment;

        (d)     to provide services for which specialized medical or transport skills are necessary;

S. 15(da) inserted by No. 52/2017 s. 72(2).

        (da)     to foster continuous improvement in the quality and safety of the care and services it provides;

        (e)     to foster public education in first aid.

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