Lindsay Bent is an Intensive Care Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria. He currently holds the position of Clinical Lead, Communications Centres and has strong focus on the provision of best care and continuous improvement.
Throughout his 33 years with Ambulance Victoria, Lindsay led the introduction of motorcycle paramedics in Victoria, has researched alternative telephone triage algorithms, and was the Operational Lead for the development and introduction of Australia’s first Mobile Stroke ambulance.
Currently, Lindsay is developing a revised clinical model to facilitate remote support from the Communications Centres to deliver Statewide real time remote guidance and instruction to Ambulance Victoria operational staff and external health services, whilst also providing support and advice to the call taking and dispatch processes, ensuring the most appropriate clinical response to both emergency and non-emergency calls.
Lindsay has extensive experience in positions such as Area Manager, Communications Centre Manager, Emergency Management, Director Operational Triage Services and Director Communications Centres.
In 2009, Lindsay was appointed as an Officer of the Order of St John for sustained and diligent volunteer service to St John Ambulance Australia. He has also been awarded the National Medal to recognise long and diligent service for his work with Ambulance Victoria. In 2011, Lindsay was a recipient of an Emergency Services Foundation scholarship to study methods of managing demand on emergency ambulances.
Lindsay has a passion to further strengthen and improve the care that ambulance services provide to people who live with dementia. Having seen first hand throughout his operational career and through personal family experience, he is keen to implement the necessary changes required to provide a more person centred approach to this cohort of people.
Lindsay has a Masters Degree in Education from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health from Monash University. "
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