Mortdale Paramedic Response Point sets the standard for NSW Ambulance Infrastructure

Monday, 20 November 2017

Member for Oatley Mr Mark Coure today surveyed one of the first of a number of innovative new NSW Ambulance facilities set to form a pivotal part of the Paramedic Response Network.

Along with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard and NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan, Mr Coure joined a paramedic led tour of the Mortdale Paramedic Response Point (PRP) which is being built as part of the NSW Government’s historic single investment in metropolitan Sydney ambulance facilities. 

“The NSW Government’s $150 million Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy (SAMIS) is the single most significant investment in Sydney ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s 122 year history,” Mr Coure said.

“This record investment will enable the delivery of major new infrastructure for NSW Ambulance, which will better support the operational needs of our region’s hard working paramedics.

Mr Coure saw firsthand how the new PRPs will support the needs of paramedics in meeting the emergency medical health care needs of residents throughout the Oatley electorate and the wider Sydney metropolitan region.

The Mortdale PRP is one of the first of these innovative new facilities to be constructed and, once completed and operational within the Paramedic Response Network, will support paramedics attached to the Kogarah superstation.

“Facilities like this will form an integral part of supporting the Paramedic Response Network (PRN) that will better meet the emergency medical health needs of our local residents well into the future,” Mr Coure said.

Mr Coure said facilities such as the Mortdale PRP were made possible through the NSW Government’s record investment in NSW Ambulance infrastructure across metropolitan Sydney.

“As the Paramedic Response Network continues to be rolled out over the next two years, we will see more of these Paramedic Response Points dotting the Sydney landscape, providing more ambulance infrastructure across Sydney than has ever been available before,” Mr Coure said.

“Once completed, this operational model will better aid paramedics to support fast, responsive emergency medical care to residents right across metropolitan Sydney, including communities throughout the Oatley electorate.”