Video: Ambulance co. caught 'faking overcrowding in hospitals'
The footage appears to show paramedics lining patients up in a corridor in order to take a photograph
VICTORIA, Australia — Paramedics have been accused of faking dramatic photos of patients crowded into hospital emergency departments.
The State Government released CCTV footage taken in Frankston Hospital in July that appears to show Ambulance Victoria employees lining patients up in a corridor in order to take a photograph.
According to a letter to the Health Department from the acting CEO of Peninsula Health, which manages Frankston Hospital, the movement of these patients by paramedics was "inappropriate" and there was "no clinical reason" for a patient to be moved to this "already crowded location" and out of the hospital's emergency department.