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New Ambulance Super Station for Glenorchy

Elise Archer, Liberal Member for Denison

A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest $6 million to build a brand new greenfield Ambulance Super Station at Glenorchy. 

The current station saw around 5700 dispatches last financial year, and it is clear a larger station is needed to better support the Greater Hobart area following the recruitment of a new 24/7 ambulance crew last year. 

Getting the Budget back into balance means we can reinvest more into health, and this announcement confirms our commitment to ensuring staff and patients have the health facilities they expect, and deserve. 

It’s just one part of our 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 Tasmanians across the State. 

Upon re-election, we will work with staff and stakeholders on the ideal design for the new station, with a specific focus on modern state-of-the-art training facilities. 

We will also examine what training activities can be based in Glenorchy, which will take pressure off the Hobart station. 

Planning and construction will commence in 2018-19, with the new station expected to open by 2021.

The new ambulance station is confirmation that we are literally building Tasmania’s future and providing the healthcare facilities Tasmanians need. 

By contrast, if Labor and the Greens are elected in minority they will again wreck the Budget and sack frontline healthcare professionals, just like they did last time.