Friday, April 19, 2024

New Tamworth ambulance station opens

NSW Regional Health Minister, Ryan Park, has officially opened Tamworth’s new ambulance station, which he said had been tailored to meet the needs of the New England community.

“This is part of our commitment to invest in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for people here in Tamworth and right across our regions,” Mr Park said.

“The old ambulance station on Marius Street is almost 100 years old, so I’m very pleased to deliver this new state-of-the-art facility for our local community and of course our highly regarded paramedics.”

Member of the Legislative Council and Labor spokesperson for Tamworth, Anthony D’Adam said the NSW Government was committed to boosting frontline emergency care across regional NSW.

“This new facility was designed in consultation with local paramedics and ensures they have access to the best possible facilities to support them to continue their incredibly important work within the community,” Mr D’Adam said.

The new station includes internal parking for up to 12 emergency ambulance vehicles, external parking for ambulance relief and specialist vehicles, staff rest facilities, administration and office areas, logistics and storage areas, an internal wash bay and a Medic Fit gym.

NSW Ambulance Chief Executive, Dr Dominic Morgan said local paramedics were excited to be operating out of a new high-quality ambulance station.

“This new facility will not only provide a more comfortable working environment for paramedics but allow for enhanced training and development of our staff,” Dr Morgan said.

NSW Ambulance paramedics were joined by their families and community members at a ceremony to mark the official opening yesterday.

The new facility on Piper Street was delivered as part of the $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program.

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