Category: Minister for Ambulance Services

Campaign To Save Lives By Saving 000 For Emergencies

The next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s campaign ‘Save lives: Save 000 for emergencies’ will hit TV screens today, helping paramedics to respond faster and save more lives. Acting Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today launched the campaign to encourage Victorians to remember the available healthcare services when they are unwell or have […]

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Getting 282 More Paramedics On The Road In Just One Year

Just one year into our promise to employ an extra 450 paramedics over three years, the Andrews Labor Government is getting the job done with 282 more paramedics already recruited. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today personally welcomed 48 new paramedics from the latest intake of 72, all of whom will hit the road […]

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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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