Kogarah Superstation, part of the NSW Government’s record $150 million ambulance infrastructure boom, is officially open – delivering exceptional emergency care. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard, joined by Member for Oatley Mark Coure and NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan, toured the new superstation yesterday and met with local paramedics.
“The NSW Government’s $150 million Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy is the single biggest investment in Sydney’s ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s 122-year history,” Ms Berejiklian said. “We are providing the modern infrastructure paramedics need to deliver emergency medical care to patients in Kogarah and the surrounding area.”
The superstation will have room for 14 ambulance vehicles – 10 more than the old Rockdale station – and will support 90 paramedics, an increase of 65. It joins Penrith, Liverpool, Blacktown, Bankstown and Northmead superstations opened under the new hub-and-spoke model, which is halfway through a four-year implementation. “These superstations are about freeing up paramedics to be where and when they are needed most – on the road saving lives,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Our record investment in ambulance infrastructure is supporting paramedics across the state to deliver world-class emergency care to patients.” Mr Coure said the Kogarah superstation is a huge improvement upon the old Rockdale station that it has now replaced. “It’s great to see our local paramedics being supported by a dedicated team to clean and restock their vehicles, maximising the time for paramedics to undertake clinical duties on the road,” Mr Coure said.
Mr Morgan said superstations are supported by both new facilities and existing stations, called Paramedic Response Points, under the new network. “We are changing the way we do business so we’re more flexible and responsive to patient demand now and in the future,” Mr Morgan said. Nine modern superstations and seven new Paramedic Response Points are being delivered as part of the transition to the network. The first Paramedic Response Point at Mortdale is expected to begin operations next month, with Bonnyrigg to follow later in 2018.