SYDNEY – Network Ten has commissioned the compelling and insightful Australian documentary series Ambulance Australia, produced by Endemol Shine Australia. The gripping fly-on-the-wall series will take an unprecedented look at the NSW Ambulance frontline in New South Wales.
Ambulance Australia will takes viewers on a journey from the high pressure NSW Ambulance Triple Zero Control Centre, to the race against time of NSW paramedics on the road.
Each extraordinary episode will provide an honest look at the everyday demands on call takers, dispatchers and on road paramedics, who are forced to make split second decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey said: “We are delighted to bring the Ambulance format to Network Ten. The engaging and emotional human drama has made this show a huge hit in the UK and we are sure Australian audiences will find the amazing work of the NSW Ambulance service equally compelling.”
Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy said: “Through a combination of ground- breaking production techniques and inspired storytelling, Ambulance Australia reveals the incredible synchronicity between paramedics in the field and call takers and dispatchers in the emergency control centre as they face a diversity of challenges on any given shift that is nothing short of staggering. Their compassion and selflessness is breathtaking”.
NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan, said: “The series is an amazing opportunity to showcase the critical work of paramedics within the community. To be a paramedic is a very unique job, it’s tough and equally as rewarding depending on the day. This series is about honesty and transparency and the reality of what our very extraordinary workforce does every day.”
Ambulance Australia has commenced production in Sydney and will air on TEN and WIN Network later this year.