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The Essentials: Episode Ten

Michael McClean is a paramedic in Canberra.

Working through the Covid-19 pandemic created unique challenges for emergency response workers around the country.

Paramedics dedicate their lives to helping others, so what changes are made when the risk of attending to strangers is increased with the onset of the coronavirus?

In this episode of The Essentials, Michael shares his experience of working during this time, including the constant safety updates, numerous personal sacrifices, and added pressure that became a part of the job for people in his profession.

The Essentials broadcasts on 2NRS Monday to Fridays at 2.30pm.