Union holds safety concerns for motorcycle ambulances
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The motorcycle paramedics are under a four-year trial. Picture: Jake Nowakowski Source: HWT Image Library

VICTORIA’S first paramedic motorcycles are unveiled, but already face strong criticism before treating a single patient.

Health Minister David Davis showed off the latest emergency units at Etihad Stadium and said they could speed up response and save lives for the 200,000 Code 1 emergencies in Melbourne’s CBD each year.

Under a four-year trial, it is hoped paramedics riding the Piaggio 500cc motorcycles will get to scenes quicker to assess if a stretcher vehicle is needed.

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