An ambulance vehicle worth more than $210,000 was officially handed over to the Kawana ambulance station today.
Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg said the Mercedes Sprinter 319 van would allow the Kawana ambulance station to more effectively meet the demands of the local community.
“Ambulance personnel and fleet at Kawana travel many thousands of kilometres every year in response to medical emergencies,” Mr Springborg said.
“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.
“In 2013-14 the Newman Government will deliver 155 new and replacement ambulance vehicles to stations right across Queensland.”
Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie said the new vehicle would make ambulance response and transport safer and more comfortable for both patients and paramedics.
“The vehicle is fitted with the latest technology for the operation of both the vehicle and patient care features,” Mr Bleijie said.
“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.
“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.”