Record Ambulance Investment to put Maribyrnong Patients First
The Andrews Labor Government will build a new ambulance station in Maribyrnong, giving paramedics the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies.
Maribyrnong will also receive a new 24-hour team with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics and a new ambulance vehicle.
The announcement is part of a record $500 million investment over five years to employ 450 more paramedics, buy new vehicles and build new branches across the state.
This is the largest ever funding boost for Victoria’s ambulance services in a bold new plan to improve ambulance response times.
To house these additional resources, we will build a new state-of-the-art branch in addition to the existing branch giving paramedics modern and safer facilities they deserve and room to grow.
The new purpose-built station will feature a drive in-and-out garage bay for vehicles, rest and recline areas, training rooms, bedrooms, modern amenities and fully-fitted out kitchen.
Maribyrnong will also benefit from the establishment of a new ‘super response centre’ to meet growing demand in Melbourne’s west. This centre will enable the flexible deployment of additional paramedics who can support local paramedics to respond during periods of peak demand.
This will make a huge difference to ambulance response times in the City of Maribyrnong.
Ambulance performance in Maribyrnong continues to improve, with the average Code 1 response time of 11:20 minutes an improvement on the 11:47 response time in the previous 3 months. But we still need to do more.
Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson said,
“The new ambulance station in Maribyrnong will make a huge difference to this community’s hardworking and dedicated paramedics and makes room for more paramedics on the road.”
“We are putting patients in Maribyrnong first and giving paramedics the support they deserve and need to do what they do best, which is saving lives”.
Since coming to Government, the Labor Government has been working hard every day to rebuild our ambulance system after four years of crisis and neglect under the Liberals.