An Historical Overview of the Queensland Ambulance
April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree – $10
Today, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) operates as a state-wide service within Queensland Health, and is accountable for the delivery of pre-hospital ambulance response services, emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital patient care and transport services, inter-facility ambulance transport, casualty room services, and planning and coordination of multi-casualty incidents and disasters. The QAS now delivers ambulance services from 302 response locations through 15 Ambulance Districts geographically aligned with Queensland Health’s Hospital and Health Services’ boundaries. The QAS has a proud history of service to the Queensland Community and in September 2022, the service will mark 130 years of a proud and valued commitment to Queensland by its ambulance personnel and support staff. This is their story of commitment.
Dr Michael (Mick) David AM retired from QAS in 2013 after 50 years-service in operational and management roles and was appointed Volunteer Manager Qld Ambulance Heritage & History. In 1964, he began as an Honorary Officer in Rockhampton QATB and was appointed to the permanent staff in 1969. He now has 57 years with Qld Ambulance having served both on road and in a number of senior operational and other leadership roles including twice as director of ambulance education.
This event is free for members of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. For non-members, the ticket price includes entry to the Commissariat Store Museum.
Please note that we are complying with the Queensland Government’s public health and social measures. This means that anyone who is vaccinated is welcome to enter the museum so long as they:
- Provide a copy of their vaccination certificate, either on their phone or on paper
- Have a valid medical exemption certificate if unvaccinated
- Check in with the Check In Qld app
Anyone who is unvaccinated will be asked to leave.