Public Warning under s94A of the Health Care Complaints Act – Paramedic / Ambulance services provided by Mr Andreas Pantziaros through Medic Corp Ambulance

29 September 2022

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (the Commission) is warning the public about paramedic / ambulance services provided by Mr Andreas Pantziaros through his company Medic Corp Ambulance.

The Commission has received information that Mr Pantziaros is creating the misleading impression that he is a NSW Ambulance Officer / Paramedic and that Medic Corp is affiliated with emergency services (NSW Ambulance) by:

  • Dressing in a uniform that resembles an official NSW Ambulance Paramedic
  • Using a vehicle (an LDV Ute with a hard canopy) that has been modified to resemble an official NSW Ambulance (Link to photographs of Mr Pantziaros vehicle)
  • Promoting that members of the public contact Medic Corp Ambulance (after contacting 000) to provide first aid in emergency situations whilst waiting for trained paramedics to arrive.

Mr Pantziaros is not, and has never been, a registered paramedic with NSW Ambulance.

The appearance of Mr Pantziaros vehicle is such that a member of the general public would believe that the vehicle is an official NSW Ambulance being operated by a registered paramedic with the relevant skills and qualifications to provide safe care during an emergency.

The Commission has imposed an Interim Prohibition Order on Mr Pantziaros, preventing him from providing health services of any kind whilst the investigation into him continues.

Medic Corp is in no way affiliated with NSW Ambulance

What should consumers do to protect themselves?

Paramedics are registered health professionals. Individuals can check to see if a practitioner is registered in Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website at www.ahpra.gov.au.

If any person has seen Mr Pantziaros in attendance at an emergency situation, please advise the Commission of the details by emailing hccc@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

If any person sees Mr Pantziaros or a Medic Corp vehicle in attendance at an emergency situation, please advise official persons at the scene that he is not a registered paramedic and that Medic Corp is in no way affiliated with NSW Ambulance.

Further Information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

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