Monday, 3 September 2018
SITE ANNOUNCED FOR BIRMINGHAM GARDENS AMBULANCE STATION
It was announced today that land on the Wallsend Community Health Service site has been identified as the preferred location for the new Birmingham Gardens ambulance station.
The location was chosen to support the delivery of exceptional care to patients where and when they need care.
The new site will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to better meet the current and future demand for emergency medical care in the local area.
The new station on the Wallsend Community Health Service site on Nash Street will feature facilities that are a major improvement on the current ageing station on Wilkinson Avenue in Birmingham Gardens.
Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Birmingham Gardens NSW Ambulance station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the local community.
Once completed, the Birmingham Gardens NSW Ambulance station will include:
- Internal parking for up to six emergency ambulance vehicles
- Administration and office areas
- Multipurpose meeting training room
- Logistics and storage areas
- Deliveries and loading bay
- Staff parking
Next steps are further due diligence including seeking planning approval for the new station.
To date, 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new regional and rural ambulance stations have been announced under the RAIR program, including completed stations at Ardlethan, Coolamon, Harden, Kiama, Molong and Wagga Wagga.
This represents the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s history.