Land at the Wallsend Community Health Service site will be used for the Hunter’s newest ambulance station, the state government has announced.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said on Monday the Nash Street location had been chosen for the new station, which would replace the Birmingham Gardens base, about 600m down the road from the existing facility.
The station will include internal space for six ambulance vehicles, administration and office areas, a multipurpose training room, staff parking spaces and a loading bay.
“Every day our paramedics do an amazing job and the NSW government is committed to supporting them in every possible way,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Designed with input from local paramedics, the purpose-built Birmingham Gardens NSW Ambulance Station will deliver a better working environment for paramedics tailored to the needs of the local community.”
The new station is part of a $122 million statewide ambulance infrastructure program.
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