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Ambulance superstation planned for central Sydney

Ambulance superstation planned for central Sydney

A state-of-the-art ambulance superstation will be built in central Sydney in a bid to help improve response times.

The station is planned at the former Coroner’s Court of NSW at Glebe under plans unveiled by Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday.

“For the first time in more than 15 years, Sydney is benefiting from modern, purpose-built ambulance stations,” Ms Berejiklian said.

The station is the last of 11 ambulance stations to be built as part of the paramedic response network under a $184 million infrastructure investment.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the new superstation was another step forward in transforming Sydney’s ambulance service.

“This will be a superstation home base like no other and will enable paramedics to improve response times and continue providing high-quality care to the community,” he said.

Nine new ambulance superstations have already been built, and construction of a new superstation at Randwick and a new ambulance station at Mona Vale is under way.

Ms Berejiklian said Wednesday’s announcement continued a record investment in health infrastructure under the State Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.