The Peninsula is set to benefit from a brand new ambulance station at Woy Woy Hospital, as part of the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new station will ensure local paramedics have the latest facilities to best deliver local emergency care needs.
“The new station will replace the existing Ettalong Ambulance Station. 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,” Mr 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.”
Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard said the new station will provide a high-quality base for paramedics and ensure they’re well equipped to help people in their hour of need.
“The NSW Government is committed to investing in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes for local communities,” Mr 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.”
Next steps include community engagement, design development and securing planning approval for the new station.
The NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program is the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 126-year history.