New patient transport ambulance vehicle a big win for Redcliffe

Published Friday, 19 November, 2021 at 03:00 PM

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Redcliffe residents in need of transport to and from medical appointments and surgeries are benefiting from a new ambulance transport vehicle on the Peninsula.  

Minister for Health and Ambulances Services Yvette D’Ath said the new $104,000 Mercedes Sprinter Patient Transport Bus was a great addition to the local health and ambulance network and a big win for Peninsula residents.

“A lot of people wouldn’t realise what our Queensland Ambulance Patient Transport Officers do, and how valued they are by their patients,” Minister D’Ath said.

“These dedicated professionals safely transport thousands of Peninsula residents to their appointments each year.

“They forge strong one-on-one connections with their patients and know how to put them at ease on their journey to medical appointments.

“With this new vehicle, Redcliffe Ambulance Station and its 22-strong workforce will be able to take local ambulance services to a new level.”

Minister D’Ath said the new Mercedes Sprinter had been converted into a state-of-the-art ambulance vehicle for non-urgent patient transport services.

“The 12-seat bus contains safety features specifically designed to meet the needs of patients,” she said.

“It’s a great new addition to an increasingly busy local health and ambulance network.

“Patient Transport Officers from Redcliffe undertake almost 4,500 responses per year, assisting thousands of patients.

“We’ll continue to invest in improved local ambulance services in Redcliffe to ensure the community gets the care it needs.”

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