ALCOHOL-related call-outs in Geelong put more pressure on ambulances than any other Victorian regional area, a report has revealed.
Greater Geelong paramedics attended 497 alcohol-related incidents in 2011-12, more than doubling the workload of areas such as La Trobe (190), Ballarat (178), Greater Shepparton (153) and Greater Bendigo (148). - Full Story
ALCOHOL-related injuries have become one of the biggest drains of Victoria's stretched ambulance service, tying up almost 25 units across Melbourne each day.
Paramedics are being called to grog-fuelled injuries 17 times more often than for the drug "ice", 50 times than ecstasy and almost four times more often than for heroin overdoses.
And the incidents continue to increase in every local government area across the city. - Full Story
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