News Date: 10 Oct 2017
Paramedics in Ferntree Gully now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch.
Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy officially opened the new $1.4 million ambulance branch on Dobson Street, Ferntree Gully.
The new development replaces an ageing facility, built in the 1970s, which no longer met today’s modern standards.
The new purpose-built facility features four ambulance bays and will give hardworking paramedics improved rest areas, a large training room and off street car parking.
In total, about 42 paramedics from four teams will rotate through the branch.
The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s ambulance system after four years of neglect under the former Liberal Government to ensure all community members get the care they need in a critical emergency.
The $500 million plan will improve ambulance response times, employ 450 more paramedics, buy new vehicles and build more stations across the state.
This investment, along with a further $26.5 million in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, is the largest ever investment in Victoria’s ambulance services.
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