Wednesday 17 March 2021
Cootamundra’s new Ambulance Station, delivered under the NSW Government’s $132 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Stage 1 program, officially opened this month.
The new station, co-located adjacent to the Cootamundra Hospital, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Cootamundra and surrounds.
Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Cootamundra Ambulance Station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics.
The station has also been designed with energy efficiency in mind and features solar panels as part of the build, aiming to improve energy efficiency by generating electricity from an environmental-friendly power source.
The new Cootamundra ambulance station includes:
- Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office areas
- Staff amenities
- Logistics and storage areas
- Relief accommodation
- Staff parking
- External wash bay
Since 2018 six new Ambulance Stations have been built across the Cootamundra electorate at Grenfell, Cootamundra, Cowra, Ardlethan, Harden and Coolamon, with upgrades to Temora's Ambulance Station also completed.
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