14 / 06 / 2016
People who are very seriously ill or injured often need access to senior clinical input, which may encompass additional clinical interventions, decision making, leadership and support. This remains the case regardless of whether the patient is in a hospital or out-of-hospital setting.
With emergency departments under increasing pressure, and a focus on providing care close to home wherever possible, ambulance services have been encouraged to extend and redesign their services. This includes providing extended care to patients who are seriously ill or injured.