The people of the Hastings Valley will benefit from a brand new, state-of-the-art ambulance station, as Oxley member, Melinda Pavey MP announced that construction of the $3.5 million facility is complete.
Mrs Pavey was today (Monday February 4) joined by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro MP, to inspect the new ambulance station, which is opposite Wauchope hospital in High Street.
She said the new facility would provide local paramedics with the resources needed to deliver quality health care to the community.
“Once operational, this state-of-the-art, $3.5 million new ambulance station is going to deliver our paramedics the resources they need to continue delivering exceptional health care ,” Ms Pavey said.
“The Hastings deserves first-class infrastructure and services, and that’s exactly what we’re going to get from this new station.
“It will have parking capacity for up to six emergency ambulance vehicles, as well as a range of administrative and logistical features to provide the best in emergency care.
“Importantly, the new station was designed with input from local paramedics, ensuring NSW Ambulance can better meet the mobile emergency care need of Wauchope and surrounding districts for years to come.”
Mr Barilaro said he was impressed by the new facility and looked forward to the local community benefiting from more infrastructure and services.
“The Nationals in government are once again delivering world-class infrastructure and services to our regional communities, investing $122 million to roll out 23 new or upgraded ambulance stations across the regions. We’re investing in the health and well-being of our country communities.”
NSW Ambulance will now undertake a carefully managed fit-out and operational commissioning phase before starting operations from the new station by mid-2019.