A new, safe, modern ambulance station at St Arnaud is a step closer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Premier Daniel Andrews today joined hard-working local paramedics in St Arnaud to inspect works on the $2.1 million station, which will include garage space for their vehicles, fit for purpose rest areas, and a kitchen and training rooms.
The original St Arnaud ambulance station was built in 1969 and lacks the cutting-edge facilities our paramedics deserve.
The new station at St Arnaud is part of the Labor Government’s $500 million plan that’s employing more paramedics, getting the latest cutting-edge vehicles on the road and building the world-class ambulance stations our paramedics deserve where they’re needed most.
The Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s ambulance system after the former Liberal Government plunged the system into crisis and started a war with our paramedics.
Thanks to the Liberals, response times blew out and became the worst on the Australian mainland. But now, ambulances are arriving at code one emergencies faster than they have in nearly a decade.
In the Northern Grampians Shire, average Code 1 response times have improved from 16.05 minutes in 2014 to 14.16 minutes in the third quarter of 2017/18.
The St Arnaud Ambulance Station is due to be completed in early 2019.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“We said we’d build a new ambulance station at St Arnaud so locals can get the emergency care they need, when they need it – and we’re delivering.”
“Our hard-working paramedics need the safe, modern facilities so they can continue doing what they do best – saving lives.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020