A new ambulance station will be built at Woy Woy Hospital in 2022 as part of the NSW Government’s focus on rural ambulance infrastructure.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the new station would ensure local paramedics have the latest facilities to best deliver local emergency care needs.
“NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure worked to identify the location using best practice modelling software to determine the most suitable location for mobile emergency care in our region,” Crouch said.
“It will feature internal parking for up to 10 emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, training and meeting room, external wash bay, external on-site staff parking, logistics and storage area and gym.
“I encourage local construction companies here on the Central Coast to participate in the tender process which is due to commence early 2022.
“This station, which is due for completion in 2022, will be a welcome addition to Central Coast region and an asset for our paramedics as they continue their vital work in our community.”
The new station is expected to replace the existing Ettalong Ambulance Station.
The final cost of the project will be determined after the tender process has been completed.
Next steps include community engagement, design development and securing planning approval for the new station.
Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard said the new station would provide a high-quality base for paramedics.
“The NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities,” Hazzard said.
“Our paramedics deserve the best possible workplace to provide emergency medical care, and this new station will make a real difference to their working environment.”
The project will be funded through the $232M Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program.