Paramedics in communities in the State’s Southern Tablelands are now better equipped to respond to emergency situations following today’s official opening of the new Yass Ambulance Station, delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $132 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Stage 1 program.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman joined NSW Ambulance Deputy Commissioner David Dutton for the official opening and met with local staff and paramedics.
“The community should feel reassured with this new station that NSW Ambulance is dedicated to delivering high-quality treatment to patients across the region,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
The new purpose built station on Meehan Street features:
– internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
– administration and office areas
– multipurpose meeting/training room
– relief accommodation
– logistics and storage areas
– staff parking
– deliveries and loading bay
– external wash bay
NSW Ambulance Deputy Commissioner David Dutton said the new facility is tailored to meet the emergency medical care needs of Yass and surrounding areas.
“The station will enable our paramedics to have access to the most advanced equipment and facilities and allow them to continue to provide the best out-of-hospital care,” Mr Dutton said.
The RAIR program is the single largest regional infrastructure investment in NSW Ambulance’s 125 year history, with 24 locations across the state benefiting from an upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new ambulance station as part of Stage 1.
The 2020-21 NSW State Budget announcement included $100 million towards a new RAIR Stage 2 program. In 2020-21, the NSW Government is investing more than $1 billion in services and capital works for NSW Ambulance. This includes $27 million funding for 180 new ambulance staff across NSW, the third tranche of the June 2018 commitment to recruit 750 additional paramedic and control centre staff over four years.