More Paramedics To Hit Road In July

Guy Barnett, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Tasmanian Government is continuing to recruit more paramedics into the workforce, with 19 interstate and overseas qualified paramedics to commence work in our regions from next month.

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Guy Barnett, said the 19 new paramedics will provide a valuable boost to Ambulance Tasmania’s workforce – and are more evidence of our commitment to boosting our frontline health services.

“Our government is all about boosting our frontline health workforce, and it’s fantastic to see this latest group coming through that will make a real difference to our communities,” Minister Barnett said.

“In this group of 19 paramedics, 13 will be based in the North West, three will head to the North and three will work in the South.

“Clearly, there is great interest in living and working in Tasmania and we are attracting highly qualified health professionals to our state and health system.

“This is on top of 16 graduate paramedics who were successful in the most recent statewide Graduate Paramedic Program and who hit the road last month, with three in the North West, five in the North and eight in the south.

“Importantly, these groups are on top of the 78 new paramedics we committed to at the election – with the biggest ever paramedic recruitment blitz currently being undertaken through our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future.

“We will continue to invest in our frontline and increase the number of paramedics at Ambulance Tasmania, to ensure Tasmanians can receive the right care at the right place, at the right time.”

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