Ambulance service to gain additional staff

The Central Coast will gain six new paramedics in 2018/19The Central Coast will gain six new paramedics in 2018/19

The Central Coast will gain six new paramedics, 13 new call takers and 18 clinical staff as part of the NSW Government’s $1b investment in NSW ambulance services in the 2018/19 Budget.

Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, said the Central Coast would benefit from the employment and training of the first round of the funding when six of the 200 extra paramedics funded in the allocation make their way to the Central Coast over the coming year. “The State Liberal Government is committed to supporting hardworking NSW Ambulance staff to continue delivering exceptional care to patients across the state,” Mr Crouch said. “Our frontline paramedics and call centre staff do very tough job-saving life every day and deserve every bit of support we can give them.

“The State Liberal Government is proudly investing in the biggest workforce boost in NSW Ambulance history so that paramedics can continue to provide world-class care to patients, whether in the suburbs of Sydney or the bush,” he added. The 2018/19 Budget includes $944m in recurrent expenditure, up $51.3m from last year’s budget and an additional $72m in capital works. “This investment will improve response times, reduce paramedic fatigue and support safety on the job,” Mr Crouch said. “Our local paramedics are at the front line of saving lives on the Central Coast, and this announcement reaffirms the State Liberal Government’s commitment to them and the community as a whole,” he concluded.

Source: Media release, Jun 15 Ben Sheath, Office of Adam

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