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Paramedic, health system tinkerer, and developer.

I'm Matt, a registered paramedic and software developer based in Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia). Across my career I've been passionate about making things better, whether it be delivering the best possible pre-hospital care, reshaping the built environment, or building new tools to manage a workforce of thousands.

Elephant Rocks in Western Australia captured by drone, copyright Matt Didcoe 2023
Smokey sunrise over Perth, Western Australia, captured by drone. Copyright Matt Didcoe 2023
Autumn vines in the Adelaide Hills
Perth CBD from Kings Park on a sunny day


I am a registered Paramedic with interests in clinical / system improvement; mass gathering medicine; and extended care. My background in technology means I'm constantly searching for new ways to shape the delivery of pre-hospital care. My work extends across on-road Triple Zero ambulance response, statewide retrieval coordination, infection prevention and control (as the inaugral Infection Prevention and Control Champion) and incident management during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as leadership roles of varying levels including Station Manager - Metropolitan Operations and Country Manager - State Operations Centre.

Outside of the ambulance sector I've held positions as a Company Director for a temporary staffing agency with over 4,000 staff nationally on its books and worked in the financial services and higher educations sectors providing hard and soft commercial facility services. In my spare time I also run control rooms for large scale events combining my love of mass gatherings with my emergency services experience (including holding MIMMS Advanced accreditation).

I am currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval and hold a Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine) from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Western Australia. I hold membership with the Australian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG), the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control and the Australasian College of Paramedicine.



Acute Patient Transfer Coordination: Collaboration the key to closing health gaps for WA regional patients
Council of Ambulance Authorities congress

Enhancing Infection Prevention and Control knowledge and practice in the pre-hospital setting - St John WA's experience with the Infection Prevention and Control Champion program
Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control scientific conference

I have also delivered training sessions on topics including Infection Prevention and Control, Management of Acute Behavioural Disturbances and various programming topics to groups ranging in size in classroom and conference settings