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27 June 2024 Posted by 


Support for our local paramedics
THE NSW Government has purchased the site of the planned purpose-built Oran Park ambulance station on Porter Street.
The vital new health service will serve communities across southwestern Sydney including Oran Park, Camden and Narellan.
The station will support local paramedics to provide the best emergency and mobile medical care, when and where it’s needed, now and into the future for the region.
Health Infrastructure and NSW Ambulance carried out a thorough evaluation of the site to ensure the location best meets the needs of the local community as well as emergency ambulance operations and paramedic staff.
The site was identified following a comprehensive service planning process using best practice modelling software which maps Triple Zero calls.
With good access to the major road network, the site is ideally situated to form part of the ambulance station network and will optimise emergency ambulance responses across south western Sydney, while meeting the future health needs of the community.
It will also improve network coverage supporting existing stations including the ambulance stations at Camden and Campbelltown.
Construction and operational timeframes will be determined as the project progresses.
The next steps for the project include design development and seeking planning approval for the new station.
The new station is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $615.5M investment into the NSW Ambulance Infrastructure Program. 
The Program will deliver 30 additional ambulance stations and supporting infrastructure across NSW over the coming years, including in southwest Sydney.
Health Infrastructure is working with NSW Ambulance and other Government stakeholders to identify potential sites for new ambulance stations under the Ambulance Infrastructure Program with sites also already confirmed at North Sydney and South Windsor.
The program follows the success of the $202M Sydney Ambulance Infrastructure Strategy (SAMIS), which delivered 12 new Ambulance Stations across the Sydney Metropolitan area, and the $232M Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program that is delivering 54 new and upgraded ambulance stations across regional NSW.
The NSW Government is working to improve access to care and reduce wait times, through the emergency department relief package which will invest:
$171.4M to introduce three additional virtual care services helping 180,000 avoid a trip to the ED;
$100M to back in our urgent care services to become a mainstay and key instrument of the health system in providing a pathway to care outside of our hospitals for an estimated 114,000 patients; 
$70M to expand emergency department short stay units to improve patient flow to reduce ED wait times by nearly 80,000 hours;
$15.1M to for an Ambulance Matrix that provides real time hospital data to enable paramedics to transport patients to emergency departments with greater capacity and reducing wait times;
$31.4M to increase Hospital in the Home across the state allowing over 3,500 additional patients each year to be cared for in their home rather than a hospital bed; and
$53.9M to improve patient flow and support discharge planning by identified  patients early on that are suitable to be discharged home with the appropriate supports in place.
Health Minister Ryan Park said: “Our top priority is to ensure that our growing communities can access the care they need, where they need it, when they need it. The purchase of the site marks a significant milestone bringing the southwest Sydney community one step closer to a new Oran Park ambulance station.”
Member for Camden Sally Quinnell said: “The new Oran Park Ambulance Station will bolster emergency care for south western Sydney and provide a first-class workplace for local paramedics.”

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