Victoria Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy
Andrews Government Opens New Ambulance Station In Sale
Victor P Taffa
Patients in Sale will get the urgent care they need faster and paramedics now have the safe, modern base they deserve thanks to the Andrews Government.
Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined hard-working local paramedics to open the cutting-edge Sale Ambulance Branch on Cunningham Street.
“Sale’s paramedics are there for the community when an emergency strikes. We’re giving them what they need to deliver the very best care.” Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy said.
“New Sale Ambulance Station gives paramedics the safe, modern facilities they deserve, with room to grow into the future.”
New branch replaces an ageing ambulance station that was more than 50 years old, and lacked the proper training space and rest facilities that our paramedics need and deserve.
New Sale Ambulance Station features a spacious garage for the latest ambulance vehicles, and safe and modern facilities for paramedics, complete with lounge areas and a kitchen.
New building is home to 32 paramedics from 6 teams, including highly-trained MICA Paramedics ensuring that help is on its way when a patient needs it.
Minister Hennessy also opened the new ambulance station in Traralgon, while Orbost’s new station also opened earlier this year. It features a training room, lounge areas for paramedics and a kitchen.
State Government’s $500 Million plan to slash response times includes hiring 450 more paramedics, building more stations all over Victoria and putting the latest, cutting-edge vehicles out on the road.
“We’re giving our paramedics the facilities they deserve and with some of the fastest ambulance response times on record, we’re also investing in the best ambulance services for Gippslanders now and into the future.” Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said.
Latest response times data shows the Andrews Government’s investments are paying off, with 57.9 % of ambulances now arriving within 15 minutes for Code 1 emergencies in the Wellington Shire up from 54.5 % 12 months prior.
Average time for an ambulance to reach the scene of a Code 1 emergency in Wellington Shire has improved from 17.32 minutes to 16.55 minutes.
MICA Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance