Ward Officially Opens New Kiama Ambulance Station

26 Feb 2019 health 2533

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

“This was a key election commitment. When I say that I am going to do something – I always get it done!

“This new Kiama 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 Kiama 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.

“Today marks another important milestone in the delivery of mobile emergency medical health care to the residents of Kiama and surrounding communities,” Mr Ward said.

The new Kiama station features:

  • Internal parking for up to four emergency ambulance vehicles;
  • Administration and office areas;
  • Amenities;
  • Logistics and storage areas;
  • Staff parking; and
  • Deliveries and loading bay.

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

“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.

“This new Kiama Ambulance Station has been located to support local paramedics in delivering timely responses to patients requiring emergency care,” Mr Ward concluded.