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Doctors warn of threat to ‘green light’ emergency life-savers

18 April 2017 Tess Brunton - Stuff

A nationwide network of emergency doctors are warning “precarious” funding could put lives at risk.

Primary Response in Medical Emergencies (Prime) responders support mainly rural communities from about 75 sites but say they are already not paid for call-outs and a lack of awareness about the service could lead to its demise.

Waimate Medical Centre general practitioner Dr Sarah Creegan, one of hundreds of Prime responders across the country, said the service was “precarious at the moment”.

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