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Monday, October 10, 2011

New vehicle boosts ambulance services in Caboolture

Community safety in Caboolture and surrounding districts has been boosted with the delivery of a new ambulance vehicle worth around $220,000 to staff at the Caboolture Ambulance Station. 

Member for Pumicestone Carryn Sullivan said the new dual stretcher Mercedes Benz Sprinter 519 would be a welcome new resource for paramedics working in the community. 

“The delivery of this new vehicle is another example of the Bligh Government’s commitment to supporting the hardworking men and women in the Queensland Ambulance Service,” Mrs Sullivan said. 

“The vehicle will be based at the Caboolture Station and will be available to service the wider region.” 

“The new vehicle comes fully fitted out and includes the new two stretcher configuration.” 

“The state of the art new vehicle provides a first class working area for paramedics that better allows them to provide emergency medical care in our local community.” 

“This includes coach-like air suspension which improves patient comfort and stability as well as a bigger treatment space to allow for safer patient transfers.” 

“I’m sure the new ambulance will be of great benefit to local ambulance officers in providing quality service to residents in Caboolture and surrounding areas.” 

Mrs Sullivan said the Bligh Government was committed to working with emergency services agencies to deliver safe and secure communities. 

“This year the Government is providing new and replacement ambulance stations, vehicles and equipment across the State,” she said. 

“We are determined to continue working with emergency services providers to ensure Queenslanders have access to assistance in times of need.”