Construction of the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station, delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, has been completed ahead of schedule.
Steph Cooke MP, Member for Cootamundra today inspected the newly completed station.
NSW Ambulance will now undertake operational commissioning – testing systems and installing final fit-out items before the station ‘goes-live’ later this year.
“The new station, co-located adjacent to the Cootamundra Hospital, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in Cootamundra and surrounds.
“Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Cootamundra Ambulance Station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics,” said Ms Cooke.
The station has also been designed with energy efficiency in mind and features solar panels as part of the build, aiming to improve energy efficiency by generating electricity from an environmental-friendly power source.
The new Cootamundra ambulance station includes:
- Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office areas
- Staff amenities
- Logistics and storage areas
- Relief accommodation
- Staff parking
- External wash bay
“Out of 24 new or upgraded Ambulance stations in the state funded under the RAIR program, seven are in the Cootamundra Electorate; namely Coolamon, Ardlethan, Harden, Grenfell, Cowra, Temora and Cootamundra.
“The NSW Government is sending a clear message that it is investing in the health of regional communities,” Ms Cooke said.
Ms Cooke said the NSW Government is investing significantly in health infrastructure in the Cootamundra electorate:
- $70 million for the redevelopment of Cowra hospital
- the recently opened new Multipurpose Service for Murrumburrah-Harden delivered under the State Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program
- $433,000 upgrade to the West Wyalong Health Facility to include a new Community Health hub
- significant upgrades to Temora Hospital including a $2.3 million operating theatre upgrade, a $390,000 investment to improve the inpatient ward, and a $67,000 upgrade of staff amenities
- $461,500 upgrade to the Cootamundra Emergency Department and $170,000 refurbishment of the Cootamundra Hospital Palliative Care Unit
MEDIA: Cootamundra Electorate Office – 6382 2399