Kogarah welcomed a new and improved ambulance super station today.
With it, comes the promise of serving a greater number of patients in St George.
The station on Rocky Point Road is part of the state government’s $150 million ambulance infrastructure boom.
It is designed to deliver emergency care to patients in St George, and aims to free up paramedics to be where and when they are needed most – on the road saving lives.
The station will have room for 14 ambulance vehicles, which is 10 more than the former station at Rockdale, and will support 90 paramedics – an increase of 65.
There for the opening was NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, health minister Brad Hazzard and Oatley MP Mark Coure, who toured the site and met with paramedics and NSW Ambulance commissioner Dominic Morgan.
Ms Berejiklian described the project as the single biggest investment in Sydney’s ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s 122-year history.
NSW Ambulance commissioner Dominic Morgan says under the new network, super stations are supported by new facilities and existing stations, called Paramedic Response Points.
The first Paramedic Response Point at Mortdale is expected to begin operations next month.
“We are changing the way we do business so we’re more flexible and responsive to patient demand now and in the future,” he said.
Mr Coure says the new hub is a major improvement.
“It’s great to see our paramedics being supported by a dedicated team to clean and restock their vehicles, maximising the time for paramedics to undertake clinical duties on the road,” he said.