Category: Minister for Ambulance Services

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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Paramedics Fast-Tracked To Save Lives In Wyndham Vale

The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked a new paramedic team in the Wyndham Vale area and a new vehicle as part of its record $500 million plan to cut ambulance response times and employ 450 new paramedics across Victoria. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy joined Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today to announce a […]

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Virtual Reality Training To Protect Paramedics From Violence

All Victorian paramedics will undertake new ‘virtual reality’ training to better protect themselves from violence when responding to real-life volatile medical emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today launched Ambulance Victoria’s new Occupational Violence Prevention Education Program – which is the first of its kind for emergency services. The program uses the latest immersive […]

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Hospitals Rise To The Challenge Under Record Demand

Victorian hospitals have experienced unprecedented demand with 443,084 patients presenting at emergency departments across the state over the summer months, the latest health performance data shows. This is a 24 per cent increase in the last six years, with more than a third of these patients needing to be admitted to hospital – the highest […]

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First Of 450 New Paramedics To Hit The Road

The first group of new paramedics recruited under the Andrews Labor Government’s $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times will hit the road next month. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy this morning welcomed 48 new paramedics who started Ambulance Victoria’s three-week induction training program today. Of today’s inductees, about 56 per cent are […]

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Stay Cool To Survive The Deadly Summer Heat

With temperatures rising and Christmas just around the corner, the Andrews Labor Government is reminding Victorians to be prepared for deadly summer heatwaves, and never leave children in cars on hot days. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Minister Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today joined Ambulance Victoria to launch the Survive […]

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High Tech Body Cameras To Protect Paramedics On The Job

Victorian paramedics will wear high tech body cameras in a Victorian first trial to protect them from rising rates of violence while responding to life threatening emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today announced Ambulance Victoria would receive $500,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Health Service Violence Prevention Fund to support the trial. The […]

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Putting People First With Tatura’s First Ambo Station

The Andrews Labor Government is building Tatura’s first ever ambulance station so paramedics can respond even quicker to local emergencies. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Tatura and met with Ambulance Victoria regional managers and paramedics from neighbouring towns to discuss plans for […]

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Nagambie’s First Ever Ambulance Service Ready For Busy Summer Season

Holiday-makers in Nagambie can have confidence they will get the emergency care they need this summer, with Nagambie’s first ever permanent ambulance service now up and running. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today caught up with Nagambie Ambulance Community Officers ahead of the busy […]

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450 New Paramedics On The Road To Put People First

Hundreds more paramedics will be employed as part of a new Andrews Labor Government $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today announced the record funding – the biggest ever investment in ambulance services – to employ 450 more paramedics, put more new ambulances […]

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