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Errands of Mercy (1998)


The Melbourne Metropolitan Ambulance Service is subject to efficiency audits. In an effort to become more efficient, the service has adapted a new call system and rostering schedule. The documentary shows the ambulance officers at work, and management planning a new way to approach the ambulance service.

Curator’s notes

The documentary mixes observational material of ambulance crews at work and interviews with them between jobs to give a real sense of the work involved and their genuine concern for the people in their care. The music by Ridgidigital Music and the commentary by Sue Dwyer are effective.