WORKS on the Warracknabeal Ambulance Transfer Station Upgrade Project are continuing with the project expected to be completed by the end of this month.
The upgrade of the Warracknabeal Ambulance Transfer Station facility ensures appropriate patient and Ambulance Victoria employee care by providing necessary shelter, suitable
hygienic amenities ﬁt for purpose and importantly, so we can ensure that our aged care residents are getting the best possible care in our patch,” Mr Broad said.
It guarantees the ongoing usability of a vital community asset while patients and families wait for air ambulance transfers.
The project will deliver a modern facility suitable for staff and patient care with the following upgrades:
Full compliance with AS1428, Design for Access and Mobility; Comfortable and private waiting/meeting rooms; Hygienic restrooms with full disabled amenities;
Easy access and egress for vehicles as well as stretchers and wheelchairs; Complete removal of asbestos containing materials.
WATSUP works are funded by the Australian Government through the Drought Communities Programme.
The funds are targeted at projects that stimulate local community spending, use local resources, businesses and suppliers, and/or provide a long-lasting beneﬁt to communities and the agricultural industries on which they depend.
Additional funding was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Community Shade Grants Program, Yarriambiack Shire Council, Ambulance
Victoria Auxiliary, Horsham Sports and Community Club, Warracknabeal Aero Club and through the generosity of community donations.
The project is managed by Yarriambiack Shire Council and the value of project is $180,000.