Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson
Tender Awarded For Latrobe Ambulance Station Upgrade
Victor P Taffa
Tender for the Latrobe Ambulance Station upgrade has recently been awarded to Fairbrother a proud Tasmanian company employing Tasmanian workers, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said.
This $1.2 Million project will deliver an expansion and refurbishment of the station by the end of 2018.
- Garaging for a minimum of 4 ambulances,
- Improved vehicle access,
- Upgraded training rooms,
- Upgraded lunch room and storage areas.
Latrobe Ambulance Station upgrade comes on top of the Hodgman Government’s $125 Million investment in Ambulance Services over the next 6 years.
“Under this plan we are recruiting an extra 62 paramedics and operations centre staff and rolling out a secondary triage of Ambulance Tasmania calls to ensure patients not requiring emergency intervention or transport are referred to the appropriate health service, freeing up valuable resources.” Minister Ferguson said.
This is in addition to super charging the Aeromedical Helicopter Service and building new Ambulance Stations at Burnie and Glenorchy.
State Government’s strong investment in ambulance services is reflected in the latest ambulance response times, which have decreased from over 13 Minutes to 12.6 Minutes over the 12 months to March 2018.
“We will continue to support the improvement of ambulance services right across the State so Tasmanians requiring emergency help can get the care they need sooner.” Minister Ferguson said.