Calling Triple Zero for minor injuries is killing Australians

Posted by Pia Abrahams on

A recent Herald Sun article highlighted the importance of redirecting non-emergency Triple Zero calls so that emergency services can focus on saving lives. Brenniston believes it's important to share this message and educate Australians about when to call emergency services; and when to treat minor injuries at home with practical first aid applications.

Ambulance Victoria has saved an extra 39 people whose hearts had stopped beating, by requesting that non-emergency Triple Zero callers make their own way to hospital, see their personal GP or treat their injuries at home. An additional 7000 critical patients have been treated in time thanks to these new measures.

The Herald Sun's Grant McArthur cited the following examples of first aid-related injuries mistakenly called into Triple-Zero:

  • Rolled ankle
  • Cut finger and thumb
  • Minor eye irritation

Each of these non-life-threatening injuries can be treated by a GP or effectively managed at home with a Brenniston first aid kit; such as the Essentials First Aid Kit

Brenniston also stocks a huge range of first aid supplies, including:

Never hesitate to call Triple Zero in a life-threatening or medical emergency, and help make Australia safer by keeping a first aid kit at work, home and on the road.

Brenniston - Making Australia Safer.