Flood of ambulance calls

Renee Pilcher

A WOMAN checking out flood damage in Mary St became part of the disaster when she slipped on the muddy pavement and broke her leg, Gympie Ambulance chief and councillor Wayne Sachs said yesterday.

"We've had a frantic time," Cr Sachs said as he helped keep the Gympie Council disaster management effort on track.

"Mostly (it was) ordinary issues, but we've been really, really busy.

"Since 4am Sunday I've had six to eight hours sleep," he said.

"This morning, a woman was walking down Mary St looking at flood damage, when she tripped on her thongs and broke her leg.

"We've established ambulance bases on both sides of the river and Dr John Manton is at Southside and we have access to the Excelsior Medical Centre in Exhibition Rd.

"It could be a hospital if necessary," he said.

"And we can get people across the river on a flood boat if needed," he said.

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