The people of Victoria yesterday welcomed three new "state-of-the-art" ambulance stations into their midst, located at Knox, Chelsea and Frankston.
David Davis, Victoria's health minister, said at the opening of the Knox branch that the new ambulance station is a "welcome boost" for those working in the city's health care industry and believes that they are now better equipped than ever "to respond to critical medical emergencies" in a timely fashion.
The new Chelsea station replaces one that was built in the 1960s, and it is hoped that the improved Frankston station will prevent tragedies such as the death of Australian footballer John Coleman, who died from heart problems before an ambulance could reach him.
Over $886 million has gone towards improving health care services in Victoria so far, with approximately $151 million worth of funding being invested in new-and-improved ambulance services and staff across the state.
With all of these new facilities cropping up, it's a good time to ask whether your private health insurance covers you for ambulance costs.
If you aren't sure, or would like to change to a plan that will cover you, contact HICA today to compare health insurance options.