Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

11 August 2019

Jane Howlett, Member for Prosser

Boosting regional ambulance coverage

Three new paramedics will be employed at Dodges Ferry, three at Bicheno, three at Deloraine and three at St Helens this year, as part of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s plan to boost ambulance resources across Tasmania.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to continuing to boost ambulance services and support our hardworking volunteers.

That’s why we are recruiting 42 additional paramedics in rural and regional areas, to ensure we have coverage right across the state.

This will help improve responsiveness, reduce fatigue and support our volunteers.

As part of our $125 million investment over six years, Ambulance Tasmania has already successfully recruited three extra paramedics at Wynyard. Over the remaining four years, a further 24 paramedics will be recruited to regional areas.

We know our hospital staff, paramedics and ambulance officers are dealing with increased demand, which is why the Hodgman Liberal Government is investing record amounts and continuing to recruit additional frontline staff.

We are incredibly grateful for the work our dedicated paramedics and volunteer ambulance officers do every day.

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