LEND A PAW TO THESE REAL LIFE PUP HEROES
SOLLY - Based at NSW Ambulance’s Sydney Control Centre, Solly provides support to our wonderful Triple Zero Call Takers. Solly’s owner, Maxine Puustinen, is the Deputy Director of Sydney Control. Working in an incredibly stressful environment, Solly helps comfort Call Takers who often have to deal with emotional and sometime abusive Triple Zero calls.
WALLY - Based at NSW Ambulance’s Helicopter Base in Bankstown, Wally provides support to NSW Ambulance’s Aeromedical Team, including our Critical Care Paramedics, Doctors and Flight Nurses. Wally even wears a specific harness designed to be able to secure him in a helicopter! Wally’s owner, Reverend Mark Layson, is one of NSW Ambulance’s Chaplains. Wally has also travelled around the state to our other helicopter bases in Orange, Wollongong and Canberra, and has even travelled up north to our support our Triple Zero Call Takers at the Northern Control Centre in Newcastle. As a Chaplain, Mark says Wally provides opportunities for conversations about wellbeing and helps him build rapport with staff.
OLLIE - Based at the Ambulance Education Centre, Ollie provides support to students completing their paramedic studies. She’s a welcomed comfort to students during complex classes, for example when they learn about how to assess a patient’s mental health. She’s learnt so much from the students that she hopes to one day become a paw-ramedic herself! Ollie’s owner, Sam McGill, is the Internal Communications Advisor for NSW Ambulance.
PAWlease Lend a PAW to our Heroes, Ollie, Wally & Solly, today!