Superstation in Sydney’s
north has already
been busy, with paramedics
responding to more than 14,800 incidents and transporting 12,000 patients since
becoming operational earlier this year.
Berejiklian and Health
Minister Brad Hazzard
joined NSW Ambulance Chief Executive Dominic Morgan
for a tour of the facility, which has capacity for 20 emergency vehicles.
superstation is a first-class modern
facility delivered as part of the NSW Government’s
record $272 million investment in ambulance infrastructure across the State,”
Ms Berejiklian said.
schoolchildren also attended the official opening and were treated to a
surprise visit from Santa who handed out educational colouring books and
stickers with information on what to do in an emergency.
each and every one of you to look after yourselves this holiday period. I also
want to thank all NSW paramedics for the outstanding work they do, especially
those who are working during the festive season,” Ms Berejiklian said.
In the period
between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day last year, paramedics responded to more
than 9000 incidents.
“At a time when
families gather to celebrate the festive season, we need to recognise all the emergency service
workers who are away from their families doing lifesaving work,” Mr Hazzard said.
Mr Hazzard said
the nine Superstations promised by the NSW Government in 2015 are now fully
transformed how NSW Ambulance responds to patients while delivering modern, state-of-the-art facilities so our hardworking paramedics can spend more time
doing what they do best – saving lives,” Mr Hazzard said
budget included a record investment in NSW Ambulance of more than $1 billion
for 2018-19 and an unprecedented boost of 700 additional paramedics and 50 call
centre staff over the next four years.