St. John Ambulance Fleet To Expand By 7 Vehicles

St. John Ambulance Fleet To Expand By 7 Vehicles

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

New Fleet For St. John Ambulance

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory’s Minister for Health Natasha Fyles has officially launched a new fleet of emergency vehicles for St. John Ambulance in Darwin.

Minister Fyles said Territorians want and deserve to live in safe and vibrant communities and having access to high quality emergency services is critical to that.

“New fleet is a result of improvements being made to Ambulance Services across the Territory, funded by the Northern Territory Government through a $149 Million 5 year term contract.” Minister Fyles said.

“As part of the Contract, up to 7 new Ambulances have been funded throughout the term, supported by an expansion of service delivery across the Territory.”

Minister Fyles said the new fleet was incorporated into the contract to improve services, and make Road Ambulance transportation safer for both Paramedics to use, and patients to be transported in.

“Vehicles will be co-branded with the Northern Territory Government logo, to show the collaborative partnership between the parties to bring Ambulance Services to the Territory Community.” Minister Fyles said.

“Improved design aspects of the Ambulances include integrated touch screen technology, dual stretcher capabilities, better observation seating positions and improved equipment access and storage to enhance the paramedics work environment.”

Minister Fyles thanked the many local businesses who worked on the vehicles.

“Fit out of the vehicles was undertaken locally through the St. John Maintenance Workshop in Winnellie.” Minister Fyles said.

“Where possible local suppliers were used for the manufacture and supply of parts used in the ambulances, such as grab racks, storage compartments, and signage.”

The vehicles will be operational from Friday in Darwin.