Category: Minister for Ambulance Services

Boosting Paramedic Recruits On Coronavirus Frontline

The Victorian Government will fast-track the recruitment of 120 extra paramedics to boost the frontline of Victoria’s coronavirus response and help ensure all Victorians get the health support they need when they need it. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos said the new paramedics would be brought forward from the next financial year, to hit […]

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New Wage Deal For Victoria’s World-Class Paramedics

The Andrews Labor Government has reached an in-principle agreement with the Victorian Ambulance Union and United Workers Union to deliver a fair wage deal for our hardworking, dedicated and skilled paramedics. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today announced the enterprise bargaining agreement with paramedics had been settled with a heads-of-agreement signed, providing better pay […]

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Bacchus Marsh Ambulance Station Opens Its Doors

Bacchus Marsh paramedics now have the safe and modern facilities they need to respond to emergencies faster and save lives, with the doors opening on their new station built by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the new state-of-the-art ambulance station on Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Upgrading from […]

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Record Survival Rates For Cardiac Arrest

Paramedics are arriving at cardiac arrests faster than ever before, with a record number of Victorian patients surviving, thanks to our world-class paramedics and unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today joined paramedics to release the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry report, which shows state-wide ambulance response times […]

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First Ever Winchelsea Ambulance Station Opens

The Andrews Labor Government has completed Winchelsea’s first ever ambulance station to help the region’s paramedics reach critical emergencies faster and save lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the ambulance station on Willis Street, Winchelsea. The station will provide the local community with a modern facility in the centre of the […]

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More Paramedic Support Dogs Lending A Helping Paw

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the welfare of paramedics with the latest Ambulance Victoria Peer Support Dog Program canine recruits stepping out ahead of their first day on the job. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today met some of the new support dogs helping paramedics cope with the often traumatic and confronting […]

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More Lives Saved Thanks To The Stroke Ambulance

More Victorian stroke patients are surviving and returning home thanks to Australia’s first ever dedicated stroke ambulance. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today joined paramedics, stroke nurses and radiographers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to mark two years since the revolutionary stroke ambulance first hit the road. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $7.5 […]

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Delivering World-Class Health Care For All Victorians

Victorians will have brighter smiles, better access to specialist appointments and world-class care in an emergency thanks to major investments in dental and health care across the state in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. Our kids deserve a healthy smile, but tooth decay remains one of the most common health problems. The Budget invests $321.9 million […]

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Building The Best Hospitals For Victorian Patients

More Victorian patients will receive care they can count on, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in building and running our hospitals. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers on the Labor Government’s $3.8 billion plan to build modern hospitals for a growing Victoria, with two million more patients expected to be treated over the […]

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Takeoff For First Female MICA Flight Paramedics

Victoria’s first ever female MICA flight paramedics are taking to the skies to help save lives and care for critically sick or injured rural and regional Victorians. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today met the four new MICA paramedics who have completed their training to join Victoria’s flagship air ambulance service. Michaela Malcolm and […]

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