New Murchison Ambulance Station Opened By Minister

New Murchison Ambulance Station Opened By Minister

Victoria Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy

Doors Open On New Murchison Ambulance Branch

Victor P Taffa

Murchison paramedics now have the safe and modern home base they need to respond faster and save lives, thanks to the Andrews Government.

Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the $1.8 Million state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Watson Street in Murchison.

“We’re giving Murchison’s dedicated paramedics the facilities they need to do what they do best saving lives. After years in cramped facilities, they can truly be proud of their bigger, better and safer home base.” Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy said.

Original branch was built in the 1960’s and was no longer suitable for the needs of today’s modern ambulance service. It was very small and outdated, required reverse-in access for vehicles and had a manual garage door.

“Murchison families can have peace of mind that when a critical emergency strikes, paramedics are nearby and responding faster than ever.” Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said.

Spacious and cutting-edge new branch features:

  • 4-bay garage for vehicles,
  • Amenities,
  • Kitchen,
  • Lounge areas,
  • Modern facilities for paramedics,
  • Training room.

New building is home to 3 paramedics and 10 Ambulance Community Officers who provide 24-7 emergency care to people in Murchison, Rushworth and beyond. Murchison’s hard-working paramedics now have the facilities they deserve, as well as room to grow into the future.

With modern and efficient facilities, response times will continue to improve, and more lives will be saved as patients get the emergency care they need, sooner.

$500 Million plan to cut response times is employing 450 more paramedics, building more stations and buying new vehicles across the state.

Thanks to our reforms of the system and record investment, 83.8 % of all Code 1 urgent ambulances are arriving within 15 minutes the best quarterly result in Ambulance Victoria’s history.

In the City of Greater Shepparton, 83.7 % of ambulances now arriving within 15 minutes for Code One emergencies, up from 80.6 % a year earlier and the average time for an ambulance to reach the scene of a Code 1 emergency has improved from 11.32 minutes to 11.16 minutes.