Extra boost to Sydney’s ambulance services

Published 16th May, 2016 in Emergency Services

Sydney’s ambulance services will receive four extra ambulance superstations and 27 extra paramedic specialists to help meet future demands for paramedic services by the community.

The superstations will be built at Artarmon, Carringbah, Northmead and Sydney’s inner west and are part of the $150 million Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy (SAMIS). The investment in Sydney’s paramedic infrastructure is the largest in NSW Ambulance’s history.

A superstation is a key hub where staff, vehicles and operational management teams will be based with support staff to assist paramedics clean and restock vehicles as well as provide training and administrative support.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the four new superstations will allow paramedics to better respond to emergency incidents.

“Our hardworking paramedics will be better supported in modern facilities to deliver high-quality mobile emergency medical care,” Mrs Skinner said.

Construction is progressing on the five previously announced NSW Ambulance superstations at Bankstown, Blacktown, Kogarah, Liverpool and Penrith, which will be completed next year. 

Find out more at the Sydney Ambulance Infrastructure Strategy website.

Published 16th May, 2016 in Emergency Services