The NSW Government has announced a $1.76 billion boost to frontline emergency care to deliver 2,128 new recruits and 30 more ambulance stations as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the record investment will ensure the community has access to a quality Ambulance service for years to come.
“With ambulance services across the country experiencing unprecedented demand, the NSW Government is ensuring our communities and our paramedics are well placed for the challenges ahead,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“The Goulburn electorate has already benefitted from the new stations in Yass and Goulburn. These stations were delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.
“This record funding will deliver extra paramedics, ambulance support staff, nurses and doctors, increasing capacity from call centres to call outs. NSW Ambulance will have the largest paramedic workforce in the country.”
“This is great news for our community. We rely on our local paramedics and now they’ll have additional support to continue the invaluable work they do for us.”
The $1.76 billion over four years will provide NSW with 1,857 extra paramedics, 210 ambulance support staff, 52 nurses and eight doctors.
In this Budget, the NSW Government will deliver 30 new stations including at Warilla, Kincumber, Lisarow, Gateshead, Swansea, Cherrybrook, Raby and Narellan in the coming year, with 22 more stations to come over the following three years.