The Myall Lakes electorate is receiving three additional ambulances thanks to the roll-out of 89 new ambulances across the state as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s response to COVID-19.
NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the three additional ambulances will provide another great boost for health, supporting our paramedics responding to emergencies in the community.
“Health is the number one issue in our region and thanks to a $17 million investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government, Forster Tuncurry has received three new ambulances,” Mr Bromhead said.
“These new ambulances with additional life-saving equipment onboard are a tremendous addition to our community, helping our paramedics to help us, when we need it most.”
These new state-of-the-art ambulances will be a great support for our paramedics as they continue to provide world-class care and save lives every day in communities across NSW.
Our paramedics will have the latest airway equipment such as laryngoscopes, and upgraded life-saving defibrillators on hand to enhance the support they provide to seriously ill patients.
To ensure NSW Ambulance’s response capability remains flexible throughout the pandemic, the deployment locations of the additional ambulances can be updated if required to prioritise areas experiencing higher demand.
The $17 million is part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $800 million investment to boost ICU capacity and purchase additional services and medical equipment.