Land secured for a new purpose-built ambulance station in Strathalbyn, South Australia.

74 ambulance paramedics/officer jobs will also be created.

In yet another funding boost to the pre-hospital emergency health care sector, South Australian (SA) government has secured land for a $3.9 million ambulance station, following an announcement that the South Australia Ambulance Service will also hire an additional 74 ambulance paramedics/officers.

“We know that the region has an ageing population – the new station will not only support SAAS in their current service delivery but will provide greater operational flexibility in the future.” said Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Stephen Wade.

The Marshall Liberal government is committed to upgrading and rebuilding ambulance stations across the state to ensure that our ambos can deliver the very best care to all South Australians. This includes a focus on health services to ease pressure on emergency departments, reduce ambulance ramping and deliver care closer to home.

The population of the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula is booming, so it is important that the new ambulance station accounts for future growth and the crews are well equipped to support the community’s out-of-hospital health care needs.

For further comments from the health minister, you can click here: Land for new ambulance station secured in Strathalbyn | Premier of South Australia

This is all fantastic news, not only for the patients in need but also for the health care job market. The continued growth and investment into pre-hospital care is happening all over Australia, with all state governments acknowledging the need for more paramedics and improved access to out-of-hospital health care.

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