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 children.
NETS uses Mercedes Benz 315 CDI long wheel base Sprinter. Sprinters
(short and long wheel base) are used in all states and territories as
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; if desired.
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: