14 February 2019
In good news for emergency care in the regions, Bathurst, Ardlethan, Hamlyn Terrace, Wauchope, Jervis Bay and Harden are all set to benefit from brand new ambulance stations.
The modern new stations are all purpose-built and designed with input from local paramedics; helping to better meet the emergency medical care needs of communities.
In Bathurst, Hamlyn Terrace and Wauchope construction on three new stations is now complete.
The stations feature a range of new amenities and new parking bays for emergency ambulance vehicles (10 in Bathurst; up to 13 in Hamlyn Terrace and up to four in Wauchope).
Bathurst’s facility also includes an advanced training complex.
The complex will serve as a multi-purpose training/education space and emergency response hub for all emergency services during natural disasters and significant events.
The stations are expected to be fully operational by mid-2019, once additional internal works are complete.
And officially opened by NSW Ambulance this month are new stations built by Health Infrastructure at Ardlethan, Harden and Bay & Basin (Jervis Bay).
The new ambulance stations form part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program
: a joint program between Health Infrastructure and NSW Ambulance to reorganise and enhance Ambulance stations and services.
These exciting RAIR projects represent the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.
RAIR includes 23 locations across NSW to benefit from upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new ambulance stations with completed stations at Bathurst, Ardlethan, Harden, Wagga Wagga, Coolamon, Molong, Griffith, Kiama, Berry, Bay & Basin, Toukley, Wauchope and Hamlyn Terrace.
The purpose-built infrastructure will deliver a better working environment for paramedics that is tailored to the needs of the local community.
The stations will include accompanying administration support as well as educational facilities, and relief accommodation where needed.
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