New Ambulance Station for Burnie
- 13 Feb, 2018
Jeremy Rockliff, Liberal Member for Baddon
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest $6 million to build a new state-of-the-art Burnie Ambulance Station at a greenfield site.
With 12 ambulances based on site, and responses to over 4000 call outs last financial year, the service is desperately in need of an upgrade to better service the community.
The station also operates as the patient transport service point for the region, with more 1500 non-emergency transfers a year and is also the training facility for all North West Regional Ambulance Tasmania staff.
The new station site will provide better access to the highway therefore helping to reduce response times, while it will also feature improved staff meeting facilities, a larger garage for improved parking and so all vehicles can park inside, and disability access.
The new station is expected to be up and running in 2021.
Getting the Budget back in balance has allowed the Hodgman Government to reinvest more into health.
That is why we've announced a record $757 million health package that will provide 802 more nurses, 158 more doctors, 128 more allied health professionals and 182 more operational and administrative support staff to care for all Tasmanians.
As we've seen in the past, a re-elected Labor-Green Government will again wreck the Budget, sack frontline healthcare professionals and leave the health system in disarray.