“The government is committed to using even more anvil if the negotiations on the companies are fully concluded.” We recognize the tremendous contribution that our anvil work is making to our community, and this offer will allow them to provide the best possible service to southern workers while reducing fatigue and improving work-life balance. And Treasurer Rob Lucas has promised that the government will invest even more first responders once all negotiations with the union are over. South Africa has the second largest per capita expenditure on the nation`s ambulance resources, and the government is investing more than $100 million to improve urban EDs and create 100 additional care posts in our public hospitals. “However, we know that more personnel alone will not provide the safest and highest quality rescue services and will help solve the ramp problem, hence the need for reasonable industrial reforms.” The state government has announced that it has offered to recruit at least 50 additional ambulance officers to improve rescue services in southern Australia and resolve the ongoing dispute with the Ambulance Employees Association (AEA). “The reality is that these reforms are necessary to properly care for our health system. If it were just a matter of stopping more anvils, delays in ambulances would not be a problem, since we have already recruited more than 200 additional people. Disable cookies 6.