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New Ferntree Gully Ambulance Branch Will Save More Lives

Paramedics in Ferntree Gully now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.4 million ambulance branch on Dobson Street, Ferntree Gully. The new development replaces an ageing facility, built in the […]

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Doors Open On New Pakenham Ambulance Station

Local paramedics now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance station in Pakenham. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.1 million Pakenham Ambulance Branch on Main Street, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The previous branch was more […]

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New Powered Stretchers Lower Paramedic Injuries

The Andrews Labor Government’s roll out of state-of-the-art powered stretchers in every ambulance is complete, making work safer and easier for all paramedics. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Moe Ambulance Branch today to announce 632 of the new stretchers have been fitted as part of Labor’s $20 million upgrade of ambulance vehicles and equipment. […]

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Celebrating 30 Years Of Women Paramedics In Victoria

Record numbers of women are choosing a career as a lifesaving paramedic, 30 years since the very first female paramedics hit the road in Victoria. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today celebrated the historic anniversary and met Victoria’s pioneering first female paramedics in operational roles. On 27 July 1987, Andrea Wyatt became one of […]

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Ambulance Service Reforms Are Saving Victorian Lives

A record number of Victorians are surviving cardiac arrest because of recent reforms that are making more ambulances available for people in life threatening emergencies. New comprehensive analysis released today shows that almost 7,000 more Victorians are getting an emergency ambulance within 15 minutes because of Ambulance Victoria’s revised Clinical Response Model. The review of […]

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Massive Boost To Make Victorian Health Services Safer

The Andrews Labor Government will double its investment in making hospitals and mental health services safer, as a powerful new campaign makes it clear that violence against healthcare workers is never OK. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Finance Robin Scott today launched a confronting community awareness campaign designed to reduce occupational violence […]

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Better care for Victorians

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Faster, better care wherever you are

Victorians will receive faster and better emergency care wherever they are, with more paramedics, more ambulances and better branches and equipment across our state. Under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $26.5 million will go to our ambulance service, building on the Andrews Labor Government’s record $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times. This $500 million […]

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Thunderstorm Asthma: New Systems, Training And Resources To Better Prepare And Respond

The Andrews Labor Government will develop a Victorian-first real-time monitoring system to track emergency demand and ensure a faster response to large-scale emergencies like thunderstorm asthma events. The real-time monitoring system will be funded in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, as part of a $15.56 million package to make sure we are better able to predict […]

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Paramedics And Ambulances Fast-Tracked To Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked 12 new paramedic teams and 13 new vehicles across Victoria, as part of its record $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times and save lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy joined Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville at the Bellarine Ambulance branch today to announce new resources, which […]

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