Ward Officially Opens New Berry Ambulance Station

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today visited the new Berry Ambulance Station today, officially opening the station with Dr Dominic Morgan, Commissioner of NSW Ambulance.

“This was a key election commitment – and I am pleased to be delivering on it here today at this official opening. When I say that I am going to do something – I get it done!

“This new Berry Ambulance Station is going to make such a difference in people’s lives and will become a huge community asset,” Mr Ward said.

“The NSW Ambulance Berry Ambulance Station was delivered as part of the $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) project to enhance NSW Ambulance’s regional and rural infrastructure to meet the future needs of communities across NSW.

“The new Berry Ambulance Station features:

  • internal parking for up to three emergency ambulance vehicles;
  • administration and office areas;
  • relief accommodation;
  • logistics and storage areas;
  • staff parking;
  • delivery and loading bay; and
  • external wash bay.

Mr Ward said the new Berry Ambulance Station will support the continuous population growth in Berry.

“We are so pleased to see that alongside the continuous growth in our regional towns, NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure NSW have supported our regions with the implementation of new ambulance stations in each of these areas,” he said.

Local paramedics attending today’s event were involved in the design of the station to ensure it met their workplace needs, ensuring they were better placed to meet the emergency health needs of the community.

“The new station has been located to support local paramedics in delivering timely responses to patients requiring emergency care,” Mr Ward concluded.