Woy Woy sod turning ceremony
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The Peninsula community is another step closer to a new state-of-the-art ambulance station with a sod turning ceremony to mark the start of construction at the Woy Woy Hospital campus site.
 
The new state-of-the-art Woy Woy ambulance station will replace the existing station at Ettalong, boosting frontline emergency care in the region. Ettalong ambulance station will continue to operate until the new station is complete.
 
Today’s milestone is the next step in delivering a new ambulance station for the local community, ensuring local paramedics have access to the latest facilities to provide the best emergency medical care needs, now and into the future.
 
The Woy Woy ambulance station is due for completion mid-2023 and will support the recently announced station for Kincumber, enhancing mobile emergency care in the region. 
 
Woy Woy Ambulance Station is being constructed by Patterson Building Group and will feature internal parking for 10 emergency ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, training and meeting room, an external wash bay, on-site staff parking, logistics and storage area and gym.
 
NSW Ambulance Assistant Commissioner Clare Lorenzen said NSW Ambulance worked to identify the new location using best practice demand modelling software which maps Triple Zero calls and determined the Woy Woy Hospital Campus as most a suitable location for mobile emergency care in the region.  
 
The Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program (RAIR) is the single largest investment in regional NSW Ambulance’s 127-year history, with 24 new or upgraded ambulance stations already delivered as part of the $132 million Stage 1 of the program. Another $100 million investment into ambulance assets is being delivered under Stage 2 of the program.
 
NSW Ambulance will recruit 2,128 new staff and open 30 more stations after a $1.76 billion boost announced as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget. 
 
The $1.76 billion over four years will provide NSW with 1,858 extra paramedics, 210 ambulance support staff, 52 nurses and eight doctors. 
 
The NSW Government will deliver 30 new stations including stations at Warilla, Kincumber, Lisarow, Gateshead, Swansea, Cherrybrook, Raby and Narellan.