Monday, June 24, 2024

New ambulance stations rolled out

Minister for Ambulance Services, Gabrielle Williams, joined local paramedics to officially open the new, multi-million-dollar Melton West Ambulance Station on Friday.

The 24-hour station includes a four-bay garage for ambulances, four rest and recline areas for paramedics, training facilities, a fully-equipped kitchen and improved security and car parking.

“We know Victorians rely on the expertise, compassion and commitment of our paramedics. We also know that paramedics need modern workplaces, and the latest equipment to stay safe at work and deliver the best care,” said Minister Williams.

“The new Melton West Ambulance Station delivers just that, while also ensuring that life-saving emergency care is available to communities across Melbourne’s booming outer west when an emergency strikes.”

The new station was delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with Ambulance Victoria and Bowden Corporation.

The new Melton Ambulance Station forms part of the State Government’s investment in Ambulance Victoria, bolstered by an additional $124 million in the Victorian Budget 2022/23 to employ more paramedics and buy new vehicles.

The Government says it has expanded the paramedic workforce by more than 56% since 2014 – an increase of more than 2,000 paramedics.

Artist’s impression of the Taylors Lakes Ambulance Station.

The Minister was also on hand to open a new station for Taylors Lakes on the same day.

Located on Kings Road, the station includes a four-bay garage for ambulances, training facilities, kitchen and improved security and car parking for staff.

The project was delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with Ambulance Victoria and builder, May Constructions.

“The Victorian Government is making sure paramedics in Taylors Lakes have the facilities that support them to do what they do best – save lives,” said Minister Williams.

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