A fleet of 89 new ambulances has been rolled out to communities across NSW as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals’ response to COVID-19.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced that the Goulburn station received an additional class 1 ambulance in July to support paramedics responding to emergencies in the community.

“The new ambulances with additional life-saving equipment on board will be a tremendous boost across the state – particularly welcome in Goulburn – helping our paramedics to help us, when we need it most”

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard welcomed the deployment of the new vehicles to support NSW Ambulance, one of the largest ambulance services in the world.

“These new state-of-the art ambulances will be a great support for our paramedics as they continue to provide world-class care and save lives every day in communities across NSW,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Our paramedics will have the latest airway equipment such as laryngoscopes, and upgraded life-saving defibrillators on hand to enhance the support they provide to seriously ill patients.”

To ensure NSW Ambulance’s response capability remains flexible throughout the pandemic, the deployment locations of the additional ambulances can be updated if required to prioritise areas experiencing a higher demand.

The $17 million is part of the NSW Government’s $800 million investment to boost ICU capacity and purchase additional services and medical equipment.