NETS Ambulances travel to hospitals in and around Sydney to bring intensive
care staff and equipment to the bedside of sick or injured babies and
NETS uses Mercedes Benz 315 CDI long wheel base Sprinter. Sprinters (short
and long wheel base) are used in all states and territories as ambulances.
NETS ambulances all have a new distinctive colour scheme and design
(livery) to increase the level of vehicle safety and further minimise the
risk of accident or injury to our staff, patients or other members of the
NETS ambulances were one of the first services to adapt a world standard
livery, now being adopted by Ambulances services in the ACT, QLD and SA.
These longer vehicles can accommodate two of the NETS life support systems;
one loading from the rear like a regular ambulance and the other
side-loading. Life support equipment for a baby or infant and an older
child can be carried simultaneously.
As a van design, good visual contact with the outside world is possible for
clinical teams. This is particularly helpful for the relatively long
distances travelled by NETS teams, who have excellent forward view and
contact with the visual horizon.
The extra space permits additional staff (e.g. for training or particularly
complex cases requiring extra skills), larger supplies of medical oxygen
and medical air and a guarantee that a parent can travel with their child;
Previously, the ASNSW assisted NETS by providing drivers and ambulances but
this arrangement changed in March 2006. As a result, NETS is now fully
responsible for road ambulance transport and ensuring that our fleet is
able to cope with the ever growing demands of our community.
Registered and operated in the ambulance category. Fitted with: