The Victorian coalition government is making progress in their $151 million initiative to boost ambulance services, with minister for health David Davis announcing on August 28, that 113 new paramedics and 30 patient transport officers have been deployed across the state.
"The Victorian Coalition government is committed to ensuring all Victorians have access to the highest quality ambulance service delivering timely responses during emergencies," Mr Davis said.
"We are delivering on our $151 million election commitment to employing 310 additional paramedics and 30 patient transport officers over five years."
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Mr Davis said that 95 of the 113 paramedics were distributed to ambulance stations in rural Victoria.
"I am working with Ambulance Victoria to deliver the election commitment supporting the allocation of new paramedics to areas of the state with the greatest need," Mr Davis said.
"This will be the biggest single increase in additional staffing for the ambulance service in the state’s history."