Cowra’s paramedics now have state of the art facilities to work in thanks to a new ambulance station.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined representatives from Ambulance NSW, local paramedics and staff to open the new facilities which include:
- Internal parking for up to eight emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office areas
- Staff amenities
- Logistics and storage areas
- Relief accommodation
- Staff parking
- External wash bay
Ms Cooke said the new facilities will support paramedics as they continue to provide top quality medical care to patients across the region.
“Our paramedics step in at some of the most frightening times in our lives with calmness and professionalism. It’s so important they have adequate stations to enable them to do this vital work,” Ms Cooke said.
“It’s clear from speaking to staff they are delighted with their new station and I am proud the NSW Government has delivered this new facility which will help them continue to serve the region.”
NSW Ambulance Deputy Commissioner Mr David Dutton said the new station was a welcome addition to paramedics and local staff.
“Not only are the facilities designed to meet the needs of the people of Cowra and the surrounding areas, they will also help our committed paramedics to efficiently carry out their vital lifesaving work,” Mr Dutton said.
Since 2018 six new Ambulance Stations have been built across the Cootamundra electorate at Grenfell, Cootamundra, Cowra, Ardlethan, Harden and Coolamon, with upgrades to the Temora, Narrandera and Young Ambulance Stations also funded.