New Ambulances roll into St George

Thursday, 19 November 2020
A fleet of 89 new ambulances has been rolled out into communities across the State as part of the NSW Government’s response to COVID-19.
 
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, recently announced that the Kogarah Superstation will receive three brand new ambulance vehicles including a new specialist vehicle which will include additional intensive care equipment.
 
“These additional class 1 ambulances will ensure that our community has access to the best medical care and the upgraded defibrillators and laryngoscopes mean that our paramedics have everything they need when responding to emergencies,” Mr Coure said.
 
“This $17 million investment by the NSW Government means that every person across the state, regardless of their location, will receive the best medical treatment when they need it most.”
 
Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, welcomed the deployment of the new vehicles to support NSW Ambulance, one of the largest and most well equipped ambulance services in the world.
 
“Our paramedics will have the latest airway equipment such as laryngoscopes, and upgraded life-saving defibrillators on hand to enhance the support they provide to seriously ill patients,” Mr Hazzard said.
 
This funding is part of the NSW Government’s $800 million investment to boost ICU capacity and purchase additional services and medical equipment to continually improve our health network.
 
Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean, has also fast-tracked a $20 million investment in renewable energy at hospitals and ambulance stations including the Kogarah Superstation to promote affordable and sustainable energy.
 
“Installing solar on our hospitals and ambulance sites is a no brainer – the buildings have big rooftops that are perfect for solar installations,” Mr Kean said.
 
These solar projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2021
 
Image taken before COVID