New Stanthorpe ambulance station
CONSTRUCTION of the new Stanthorpe Ambulance Station is set to start within weeks after Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts yesterday announced the successful tenderer for the $1.8 million project.
Mr Roberts said Queensland-based firm G and K Lawson Constructions had been awarded the contract to construct the new station adjacent to the Stanthorpe Hospital in Bridge Street.
“The Queensland Government is committed to building strong and safe communities, and this new ambulance station will provide the Queensland Ambulance Service with a world-class facility from which to meet the growing demands of the Stanthorpe community,” Mr Roberts said.
“The original Stanthorpe Ambulance Station was built in 1921, and despite several upgrades it no longer meets the increasing operational requirements of a modern ambulance station.
“The replacement station will include an officer-in-charge office, clinical training room, day room, locker room, rest area, a four-bay plant room to accommodate three emergency ambulance vehicles and a patient trans- port service vehicle.”
The building will also be available for Local Ambulance Committee meetings.
QAS Assistant Commissioner for the South Western region Gavin Trembath said paramedics from Stanthorpe Station had responded to more than 440 life-threatening cases so far thisfinancial year.