Network Ten Orders Aussie Treatment of Ambulance


Network Ten has commissioned a local version of the new fly-on-the-wall documentary series Ambulance from Endemol Shine Australia.

Ambulance Australia will take a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the NSW Ambulance service. The adaptation has begun production in Sydney. It is due to debut Down Under on TEN and WIN Network later this year.

Beverley McGarvey, Network Ten’s chief content officer, commented: “We are delighted to bring the Ambulance format to Network Ten. The engaging and emotional human drama has made this show a huge hit in the U.K. and we are sure Australian audiences will find the amazing work of the NSW Ambulance service equally compelling.”

Endemol Shine Australia CEO Mark Fennessy noted: “Through a combination of groundbreaking production techniques and inspired storytelling, Ambulance Australia reveals the incredible synchronicity between paramedics in the field and call-takers and dispatchers in the emergency control center as they face a diversity of challenges on any given shift that is nothing short of staggering. Their compassion and selflessness is breathtaking.”

NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan added: “The series is an amazing opportunity to showcase the critical work of paramedics within the community. To be a paramedic is a very unique job; it’s tough and equally as rewarding depending on the day. This series is about honesty and transparency and the reality of what our very extraordinary workforce does every day.”