AN ambulance vehicle worth more than $215,000 will be officially handed over to the Burleigh Ambulance Station today.
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP said the Mercedes Sprinter 319 would allow the Burleigh Ambulance Station to more effectively meet the demands of the local community.
“Ambulance personnel and fleet at Burleigh travel many thousands of kilometres every year in response to medical emergencies,” Mr Hart said.
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“It is therefore vitally important the station has a fleet suitable and well maintained to deliver the quality service that has come to be expected in this region.
“In 2013-14 the Newman Government will deliver 155 new and replacement ambulance vehicles to stations right across Queensland.”
Mr Hart said the new vehicle would make ambulance response and transport safer and more comfortable for both patients and paramedics.
“The vehicle is fitted with the latest technology for the operation of both the vehicle and patient care features,” Mr Hart said.
“It is a significant investment in the community’s safety and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the Queensland Ambulance Service remains one of the top performing emergency service organisations in the country.
“It takes a unique person to commit themselves to a profession entirely focused on helping others and this vehicle will support personnel to provide the best possible pre-hospital medical care.”