27 Mar 2019

Should the Ambulance service be nationalised?

From The Panel, 4:07 pm on 27 March 2019

Intensive care paramedic Dean Brown has written an open letter to the Government stating in it "our plea to you is to have the ambulance service in New Zealand, which is in crisis, be nationalised and run by the Government, the same as police and fire." Lack of funding and support has been a huge problem for the service.

We speak to Sarah Stone, National Co-ordinator for the ambulance sector at First Union, about whether this would work.