Ambulance Australia | Meet The New Ambos On The Block

Published: 04 March 2019

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Some old faces return for a demanding new season of Ambulance Australia, and they’re in good company with new paramedics Maggie and Fernando - who are stepping up to the plate as the new kids on the block.

Maggie’s nickname should be ‘Superwoman’, because not only does she single-handedly juggle parenting a 6-year-old with saving the lives of everyday Aussies, but she used to be a civilian forensic scientist and had completed not one, but FOUR degrees by the time she was 24! WHAT IN THE WORLD?! We could barely get through an Arts degree on a two-day-a-week timetable.

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However, her superhuman prowess doesn’t stop her from feeling all the emotions that come with the job. When dealing with a cancer patient in palliative care, she admitted that the hardest jobs are when she feels like she “can’t help them”. She then went on to say that she finds those kind of jobs “overly hard, because they play on your emotions”, and broke down when reminiscing about a family member who had died from the same terrible disease.

Maggie’s right hand man, Fernando (admit it - you started singing ABBA too, right?), who initially started his career in nursing, refers to himself as the “baby in the business”. He’s pretty hilarious, telling Maggie he and his partner’s fur babies aren’t actually theirs, but as they “weren’t able to conceive naturally” they adopted. Lols.

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All jokes aside, he’s got his head screwed on and isn’t afraid to serve up a dose of reality to his patients. When one young girl said she didn’t feel ‘lucky’ after narrowly escaping death and walking away with just a sprained wrist, Fernando simply told her to breathe. After asking him why, he told her to “have a think about it - you’re still alive”. Damn, how’s that for perspective!

While we’re loving the bants between the two, we’re really just grateful for more passionate paramedics on the roads. Special mention to another new face -  Operations Manager, Mick - who’s clocked up 30 years as a paramedic and “doesn’t mind going to the bad jobs” – you’re the real MVP!

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