Blayney Ambulance Station will get a refurbishment under the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, delivering a better work environment for local paramedics.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced today that work is expected to commence later this year, following a competitive tender process.
The refurbishment works will include alterations and additions to staff amenities as well as other internal and external upgrades such as new carpets and repainting.
Mr Toole said the refurbishment work at Blayney Ambulance Station was great news for the local region.
“The investment in Blayney is a win for the area and shows the commitment to improved health services, following a new ambulance station which opened in Bathurst in June 2019 as part of the RAIR 1 program,” he said
NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities.
“Our paramedics need the best possible workplace to provide emergency medical care, and the infrastructure improvements will make a real difference to their working environment,” Mr Hazzard said.
The RAIR program is the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 126-year history, with 24 new or upgraded ambulance stations already delivered or under construction as part of the $132 million Stage 1 program, with another $100 million worth of ambulance assets being delivered throughout rural and regional NSW under Stage 2.
In 2020-21, the NSW Government is investing more than $1 billion in services and capital works for NSW Ambulance.
This includes $27 million of funding for 180 new NSW Ambulance staff across NSW, being the third tranche of the June 2018 commitment to recruit 750 additional paramedic and control centre staff over four years.