Andrews Govt To Build A New Ambulance Station At Bacchus Marsh

Andrews Govt To Build A New Ambulance Station At Bacchus Marsh

Victoria Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy

Better Care With New Bacchus Marsh Ambulance Station

Victor P Taffa

The Andrews Government will build a new state-of-the-art home for Bacchus Marsh’s growing ambulance service, giving paramedics the larger and modern facilities they need and deserve.

“We are working side-by-side with paramedics to rebuild the system, and investing for the future so ambulances can arrive at medical emergencies sooner.” Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy said.

“The new Bacchus Marsh ambulance station will make a huge difference to this community’s hardworking and dedicated paramedics, who have clearly outgrown their current facility.”

Minister for Ambulance Services, Jill Hennessy, and the Member for Melton, Don Nardella, today announced $2.5 Million to build a new ambulance station in Bacchus Marsh that will enable paramedics to quickly respond to local medical emergencies and save lives.

“We’re putting patients first and giving paramedics in Bacchus Marsh the support they need to do what they do best, which is saving lives.” Member for Melton Don Nardella said.

The current Bacchus Marsh branch was built in 1968 and supports 23 paramedics providing 24-hour coverage. A four wheel drive response unit is also located at the branch.

As the population booms in Melbourne’s west, demand for Bacchus Marsh ambulance service has continued to grow. The branch now responds to about 250 call outs a month and paramedics have outgrown the current facility.

A modern, purpose-built ambulance station will be constructed on a new site to be identified, as the current land is too narrow to build a facility that meets today’s standards.

The new station will feature a four-bay garage, rest and recline areas, training rooms, bedrooms, modern amenities and a fully fitted out kitchen.

This will give local paramedics the modern and safer facilities they deserve, as well as the room they need to grow into the future and better respond to emergencies in Bacchus Marsh and beyond.

In the Victorian Budget 2016/17, the State Government invested a record $144 Million in our ambulance system to support paramedics to respond to medical emergencies even quicker and do what they do best, save lives.

It also includes our $60 Million Ambulance Response Rescue Fund to provide faster responses and make sure our ambulances respond to the right patient, at the right time, with the right care.