Government must explain Burnie Ambulance Super Station broken promise

Tasmanian Labor
  • Burnie Ambulance station a year behind schedule
  • Station no longer ‘super’
  • Minister Ferguson must explain
  • Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson must explain where the promised Burnie Ambulance Super Station is.

    Labor Member for Braddon Anita Dow said the Government promised at the last State Election that Ambulance Super Stations would be delivered in Glenorchy and Burnie, yet they are a year behind schedule.

    “At a time when ambulance ramping has never been more chronic the Government have failed to deliver two promised Ambulance Super Stations,” Ms Dow said.

    “These stations are a year behind schedule, and they are no longer described as ‘super’.

    “Failed former Health Minister Michael Ferguson must explain to the community why their Ambulance station has been delayed.

    “Our hard-working ambulance crews are being stretched to breaking point and there has never been a more important time to fast track these ambulance stations.

    “Every day we hear stories of people waiting for long periods of time often in pain for ambulances right across our region. It is simply unacceptable.

    “Minister Ferguson and this Government cannot continue to let down ambulance staff and the North-West community with broken promises.”

    Anita Dow MP

    Labor Member for Braddon

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