Nagambie Ambulance - Question Time
19 March 2015
March 19, 2015
MS RYAN (Euroa) — (Question 119) My constituency question is for the Minister for Ambulance Services. Last week I met with Rushworth residents who are concerned about the lack of ambulance services in their region. Rushworth is currently serviced by an ambulance station in Murchison. However, the paramedics there are often called out to incidents on the Hume Highway or indeed, as I have previously informed the house, to Nagambie, which also does not have an ambulance. When this occurs, the closest ambulance is located 45 minutes away in Shepparton, Kyabram or Bendigo. The ambulance from Murchison often arrives with only one paramedic on board, which means the ambulance has to wait for another paramedic to arrive before it can transport a patient in serious circumstances. Will the minister advise me of how the government intends to fix this situation?