The Malinauskas Government will invest $187.2 million in a massive health infrastructure boost to deliver brand new and completely rebuilt ambulance stations to support our hard-working ambos to care for South Australians.
The Government will commit funding at the State Budget to build five new state-of-the-art stations, including a new city ambulance station, completely rebuild four stations, and upgrade another 10 stations.
The investment in SA Ambulance stations will reverse the former Government’s neglect. The former Government left ambos to work in ageing and deteriorating stations, including the Campbelltown station which is earmarked in this Budget for a complete rebuild.
The massive SA Ambulance renewal program includes:
- A new CBD SA Ambulance Service headquarters, with a co-located city ambulance station.
- Four new ambulances stations at Norwood, Woodville, Golden Grove and Edwardstown.
- Completely rebuilding four stations at Campbelltown, Mount Barker, Gawler and Victor Harbor.
- Upgrading a further 10 stations at Marion, Elizabeth, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Keith, Peterborough, Mallala, Goolwa, Wallaroo and Aldinga.
This major investment in SA Ambulance Service will support our hard-working ambos and help to fix the former Government’s ramping crisis. Under the Marshall Liberal Government, ramping hit record levels in SA, rising by a massive 485%.
The new central SA Ambulance Service headquarters will also include a boosted and brand-new Emergency Operations Centre for teams responding to triple zero calls and dispatching ambulances, and a new State Health Control Centre to focus on ramping.
At the election Labor also pledged an extra 350 extra ambos to strengthen the workforce and get emergency care to South Australians when they most need it.
Today’s milestone funding announcement comes on SAAS Appreciation Day, when South Australians are encouraged to show their support and say thanks to our state’s ambos.
Attributable to Peter Malinauskas
This significant new investment will replace ageing and inadequate infrastructure that our ambos having been putting up with for too long.
It will also provide a state-of-the-art workplace for our ambos.
My Government is committed to backing ambos and giving them the resources they need to do their job.
With our first budget, we begin the process of fixing our state’s ramping crisis.
Attributable to Stephen Mullighan
SA Ambulance Service was neglected for too long by the previous Government which failed to properly fund the service and did not support ambos.
This investment is significant new funding for SA Ambulance Service to deliver health infrastructure that will support this workforce.
Attributable to Chris Picton
This Government inherited a health system that was sorely neglected by the previous Government.
The Malinauskas Labor Government is reversing that neglect and rebuilding SA Ambulance Service both with new infrastructure and importantly with 350 extra ambos.
We are also working hard to help fix the former Government’s terrible record on ramping.