New ambulance for the southern Gold Coast

25 Jul 2014 4:29 PMJann Stuckey

Jann inspecting the new vehicle with OIC Justin Payne

Jann inspecting the new vehicle with OIC Justin Payne

25 July 2014

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the allocation of a new ambulance vehicle to the Coolangatta Ambulance Station.

“I was pleased today to be able to officially hand over the ambulance vehicle worth more than $215,000 to Officer-in-Charge at Coolangatta Ambulance Station, Justin Payne,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The new Mercedes Sprinter 319 Van is fitted with the latest technology for the operation of both the vehicle and patient care features.

“Local Ambulance Officers will be in a position to more effectively meet the demands of the local community and make response and transport safer and more comfortable for patients.

“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.

Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg said the new vehicle would allow the Coolangatta ambulance station to more effectively meet the demands of the local community.

“Ambulance personnel and fleet at Coolangatta travel many thousands of kilometres every year in response to medical emergencies,” Mr Springborg said

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*Photo attached: Jann handing over the keys to the new vehicle to OIC Justin Payne