New South Wales Ambulance Staff And Community Members Recognised

New South Wales Ambulance Staff And Community Members Recognised

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Paramedic And Community Heroes Recognised

Victor P Taffa

More than 30 New South Wales Ambulance staff and members of the community have been recognised for their incredible acts of courage during a serious medical emergency.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined New South Wales Ambulance Chief Executive Dominic Morgan for an awards ceremony at the new Bankstown Superstation, officially opened today.

Awards recognise a range of highly deserving finalists including paramedics, Triple 000 call takers, dispatchers, volunteers, doctors, nurses and members of the public.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the state’s incredibly hardworking New South Wales Ambulance staff including the paramedics, Triple Zero (000) call takers, dispatchers, helicopter response teams, flight nurses and volunteers for the absolutely vital role they all play in saving lives, every day of the year.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“Often paramedics don’t know what happens to a patient after they’ve been treated and safely transferred into the hands of staff at the emergency department, so hearing messages of support from across the community means a lot.”

Commissioner Morgan presented the New South Wales Health Minister’s Annual Bursary for Excellence to Sam Immens for hard work and dedication over many years.

“Bursary for Excellence acknowledges the professionalism, dedication and clinical skills of an operational staff member who has shown exemplary courtesy, kindness, understanding, compassion, courage and devotion to duty.” Commissioner Morgan said.

Premier Berejiklian also opened the Bankstown Superstation, which is part of the New South Wales Government’s record investment in ambulance infrastructure.

Home to 150 staff, Bankstown Superstation has capacity for 30 ambulance vehicles and will be supported by a new Paramedic Response Point at Condell Park.

“Our record $1 Billion investment in ambulance services and infrastructure is supporting paramedics across the State to deliver world-class emergency care to patients.” Premier Berejiklian said.

In this year’s budget, the New South Wales Government committed to a record paramedic workforce boost, delivering an extra 750 paramedics and ambulance call centre staff over the next 4 years.