11 May, 2023

Ambulance station breaks new ground in Morayfield

Construction has begun at the site of Morayfield’s new $8.45 million ambulance station, destined to service the growing local community.

Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan (centre), at the sod turning for the new ambulance station in Morayfield.
Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan (centre), at the sod turning for the new ambulance station in Morayfield.

The brand-new station will help improve response times and health outcomes as the facility includes an office, write up space, charge area, amenities, breakout and locker rooms, multi- function rest/study/training rooms, and a patient care storeroom.

A 10-bay ambulance vehicle plant room with storage area and a carport for another five non-acute Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) vehicles will also be provided.

Practical completion is expected by early next year, pending weather and other factors.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath, said demand for health care continued to rise across the state, including the Northern corridor, “which is why this investment is so important”.

“Not only will this new ambulance station provide greater access to healthcare for the community, it will also mean our local paramedics have a world-class facility from which to work,” Ms D’Ath said.

“We want to see better health outcomes for all Queenslanders, and part of this is improving frontline services in regions like Morayfield.”

Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, said the facility was “another example of promises made and promises kept by the Palaszczuk government in delivering real, positive health services for the people of Morayfield”.

“Ambulance officers are a valued, key component of Queensland’s frontline health team, (and) this new facility will allow them to get on with the job of saving lives,” Mr Ryan said.

“It’s a fantastic result for our region.”

Member for Kurwongbah, Shane King, said the new station “is a visual example of the commitment the Palaszczuk government has for the people of this region in building the infrastructure today we need for tomorrow”.

“Our paramedics do a fantastic job, day in day out saving Queensland lives, (and) I encourage everyone to show their support for this hard- working sector of our frontline health workers,” Mr King said.

QAS Metro North Region Assistant Commissioner, Tony Armstrong, said, “Our officers throughout the North Brisbane region do a fantastic job delivering ambulance services to their local communities.

“This new purpose-built station will be staffed by 17 paramedics and the QAS District Office.

“Our staff proudly don their teal uniform every day for their community, and I can’t wait to see them operating out of this new station once it becomes active.”


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