Ambulance Australia moves to Queensland

Ten’s Ambulance Australia will move its production to Queensland for season three, giving viewers an insight into the work done by Queensland Ambulance.

The announcement:

Season three of Network 10’s powerful Australian documentary series Ambulance Australia, has commenced production in Queensland, showcasing the critical work our paramedics are faced with on a daily basis.

With honesty and transparency, the gripping fly-on-the-wall series will take an extraordinary look at the Queensland Ambulance frontline.

Taking viewers on a journey from the high-pressure Ambulance Triple Zero Operations Centre, to the paramedics on the road who are forced to make split-second decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.

With a staggering 1,235,793 responses to incidents during the 2017 – 2018 financial year, the most of any state, Queensland is the perfect location to capture the raw reality of life as a paramedic.

Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Network 10 is thrilled Ambulance Australia is back in production for its third season, and this time, from sunny Queensland. The heart-warming and often heartbreaking cases, together with Ambulance Australia’s compelling approach to storytelling has resonated so powerfully with Australian viewers. With the most number of responses to incidents of any state, we can’t wait to see the Queensland paramedics in action.”

Queensland Ambulance Service Commissioner, Russell Bowles, said: “It’s rare for the public to get a behind the scenes glimpse of our operations so this is an exciting way to highlight the care, compassion and professionalism shown by our staff. We hope that by showcasing the rewarding, and at times difficult work our paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers do every day, the public will get a greater understanding of what to do in an emergency and when is an appropriate time to call Triple Zero (000).”

Endemol Shine CEO, Mark Fennessy, said: “Ambulance Australia is a truly unique series of which we’re enormously proud. Season 3 promises to be the most compelling yet as filming moves to the Sunshine State for the very first time. We look forward to showcasing the brilliant work of the Queensland Ambulance Service.”

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Steven Miles, said: “We’re extremely proud of the way our Ambos in teal deal with patients in what is often the most vulnerable and confronting point in their life and this series will show the light and shade of what it is to be a Queensland Ambulance officer.”

Ambulance Australia is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network 10 and will return to television screens in 2020.

Source: Ten media release


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