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Alan Eade, Chief Paramedic Officer, SCV

I’m an intensive care paramedic and have worked for Ambulance Victoria (AV) since 1996. When I first left school I trained as a Registered Nurse at the Alfred Hospital.

I have graduate diplomas in intensive care paramedicine, epidemiology and biostatistics, and management, and operational qualifications in health command, chemical and gas suits and urban search and rescue.

I’ve been a member of Paramedics Australasia since my paramedic career commenced – serving on the board as Vice President for four years.

Within AV I’ve practiced at Paramedic and Intensive Care (MICA) levels, worked as a clinical instructor and a single responder paramedic and at major events such as the Commonwealth Games.

I joined SCV as the first Chief Paramedic Officer in April 2017 and it has been a humbling experience.

The SCV community has been open and extremely supportive. Victoria is the first and currently only jurisdiction to appoint a Chief Paramedic Officer in Australia. This formal engagement of paramedics has been very well received.

A key priority is the development of robust and clinically / operationally applicable policy, and the innovative use of existing ambulance and paramedic services to maximise quality and safety of patient care in Victoria.

Prior to commencing this role I also worked and volunteered with St John Ambulance Australia in every state and territory, including 10 years at the National Office as Chief Paramedic and Chief Commissioner.

As Safer Care Victoria's Chief Paramedic Officer I look forward to strengthening relationships between paramedic and hospital-based professions to ensure the best patient outcomes for all Victorians.

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Page last updated: 07 Mar 2019

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