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What is an ambulance service?

Reviewed and updated 24 April 2023

An ambulance service includes the treatment paramedics provide to sick or injured people in an emergency and transport to hospital in a vehicle designed to provide emergency care.

Sometimes ambulances are used to transport patients between hospitals.

In Australia, ambulance services use:

  • motorbikes
  • vans
  • four-wheel drives
  • buses.

Due to the vast distances, ambulance services also use helicopters and airplanes, especially in rural or remote areas or in certain types of emergencies.

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