Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced that Mona Vale Hospital will be receiving a brand new ambulance station as part of the NSW Government’s $150 million Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy (SAMIS) program.

Planning and site identification works are underway at Mona Vale Hospital ahead of the construction of a new ambulance station on the hospital campus.

“The project will enable NSW Ambulance to have a permanent presence at Mona Vale Hospital, for the first time, in a modern, fit-for-purpose building,” Mr Stokes said.

A temporary ambulance facility has been operating at Mona Vale Hospital since 17 February 2018 to support paramedics in delivering high quality mobile emergency care in the area.

The planning work will identify the location of the new ambulance station on the campus and how it will integrate with other upcoming hospital infrastructure improvements at Mona Vale Hospital.

Major infrastructure projects being introduced at Mona Vale Hospital include a new inpatient building to accommodate a dedicated palliative care unit and specialist geriatric evaluation and management unit, a new hospital support services building, and renovations to the emergency building to provide a new urgent care centre.

Other infrastructure improvements completed at Mona Vale Hospital in recent years have included the construction of a new inpatient rehabilitation building, new community health service building, expanded palliative care outpatient building, renovations to the assessment and rehabilitation unit and the refurbishment of the hydrotherapy pool building.

The construction of a permanent ambulance station will continue the momentum behind the major investment in infrastructure improvements at Mona Vale Hospital.

“The NSW Government’s $150 million SAMIS program is the single biggest investment in Sydney’s ambulance infrastructure in the organisation’s 123-year history,” Mr Stokes said.

“Our record investment in ambulance infrastructure is supporting paramedics across the state to deliver world-class emergency care to patients.”

It is expected that construction on the new Mona Vale Hospital ambulance station will begin next year.