Communities across NSW will benefit from an extra 221 paramedics and call centre staff to be employed with funding from a record State Budget for NSW Ambulance.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said more than $1 billion will be invested in NSW Ambulance this financial year.
“This time last year, we announced the biggest paramedic workforce boost in the State’s history with plans for
750 extra staff over four years,” Mr
“Today, another record Budget for NSW Ambulance will deliver the second tranche of staff from that commitment – 221
paramedics and call centre staff across the State.”
Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard said only the strong economic management of a
NSW Liberals & Nationals Government could make good on this promise.
“Labor did nothing in its 16 years in office to future-proof our ambulance services but across NSW,
the Liberals & Nationals are getting it done, delivering services and infrastructure,” Mr Hazzard said.
“We need to look after the people who look after us and by boosting our paramedic workforce in both metropolitan and regional areas, we can try and make a very stressful job, a little less so.”
Since 2011, as part of the Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program and Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy (SAMIS) we have built or upgraded 14 stations in rural and regional NSW and nine superstations across Sydney.
Another nine stations will be delivered in regional NSW and three in Sydney due to the continued record investment in our Ambulance services.
The investment of more than $1 billion in services and capital works includes:
The NSW Government will also invest a total of $7.5 million to support developing a digital solution to enable the transfer of clinical observation data from the ambulance to the hospital in real time, saving precious moments on a patient’s arrival at the ED.