Tuesday 9 November 2021
Best practice demand modelling software was used to determine the preferred location for Coff Harbour’s new Ambulance Station, delivered under Stage 2 of the $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Program (RAIR).
Demand modelling software that maps Triple Zero calls was used by NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure determined the site at 72 Marcia Street site as the most suitable location for mobile emergency care in the region.
The new station will enable paramedics to meet current and future demand through the latest facilities to best serve the emergency medical care needs of the Coffs Harbour region.
The station is due for completion in 2022 and will replace the facility located on the Coffs Harbour Hospital Campus. It will feature:
internal parking for up to 12 emergency ambulance vehicles
relief accommodation for paramedics
an internal wash bay
administration and office areas
Next steps include further investigations, community engagement, design development and securing planning approval for the new station.
The $232 million RAlR program is the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 126-year history, with 24 new or upgraded ambulance stations already delivered or under construction as part of the $132 million Stage 1. Another $100 million worth of ambulance assets are being delivered under Stage 2 of the program.
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