THE paramedic at the centre of an Ambulance NSW investigation has been returned to normal duties.
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Ian Spurway was confined to desk duties last week while the ambulance service investigated an operational matter.
Health Services Union (HSU) acting manager of industrial services Tom Stevanja said he spoke with Mr Spurway on Thursday who confirmed he would return to normal duties.
“There was a fear it had to do with comments he was making in public but the matter has been resolved,” he said.
“Everything has moved forward and [Mr Spurway] is happy with the outcome.
“The most important thing for us is that someone as experienced as Ian is back on the road.”
A spokesman for Ambulance NSW said the service would not discuss the personal particulars of any paramedic or say what the operational matter involved.
“The protection of staff privacy and due process is paramount,” he said.
Mr Stevanja said the union was still in court battling the service over roster changes that cut shifts to eight hours but add an extra afternoon shift.
“It’s not over yet. We’ve had a series of meetings at the station level and with our representatives at Roselle,” he said.
“The rosters have not been reversed as of yet, but we hope sanity will prevail.”
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