GoodSam Returns To Regional Victoria
Ambulance Victoria is pleased to announce its GoodSAM program will safely be reactivated to all responders in regional Victoria from this Friday (October 16).
Ambulance Victoria’s Executive Director of Clinical Operations Associate Professor Mick Stephenson said the program had been operating on a restricted basis due to COVID-19.
“At Ambulance Victoria, the safety of our people, volunteers and patients is paramount,” Associate Prof. Stephenson said.
“At the start of the pandemic, little was known on the impact of performing CPR in the community with the presence of COVID-19. That’s why we made the decision in March to suspend GoodSAM alerts from being sent to non-operational AV employees and the wider GoodSAM community.
“Many ambulance services around the world also placed community alerts on hold. We have been very grateful that our 11,500 GoodSAM community responders understood this approach with their safety front of mind.”