A NEW Ambulance worth $215,000 has officially been handed over to the Helensvale Ambulance Station on the Gold Coast.
Member for Coomera, Michael Crandon said the new addition to the fleet, a Mercedes Sprinter 319, would allow the Helensvale Ambulance Station to more effectively meet the demands of the local community.
“Ambulance personnel and fleet at Helensvale travel many thousands of kilometres every year in response to medical emergencies,” Mr Crandon 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.
“I have been speaking with Dee Taylor-Dutton, Assistant Commissioner and she has said the new ambulance was a very welcome addition at the Helensvale Ambulance Station.
“In 2013-14 the Newman Government will deliver 155 new and replacement ambulance vehicles to stations right across Queensland.
“The new vehicle would make ambulance response and transport safer and more comfortable for both patients and paramedics”, he said.
The new vehicle is fitted with the latest technology for the operation of both the vehicle and patient care features.
“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,” Mr Crandon said.
“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.”