NSW latest new Woy Woy ambulance station officially opens

The Central Coast community will benefit from enhanced emergency care, with Woy Woy’s new ambulance station now officially open.

Health Minister Ryan Park said the new ambulance station would support the existing Terrigal and Point Clare ambulance stations to provide seamless 24/7 emergency coverage.

“This state-of-the-art ambulance station will support our highly skilled paramedics as they continue to provide high quality care for the region,” Mr Park said.

“This is part of our commitment to invest in rural and regional health infrastructure to support better health outcomes.”

The new station includes internal parking for up to 10 emergency ambulance vehicles, staff common areas, administration and office areas, logistics and storage areas, a vehicle wash bay and a Medic Fit gym.

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, said the new station will serve the Central Coast community now and into the future.

“More than 378,000 people will call this region home by 2032,” Ms Tesch said.

“Nearly one in five of them will be aged over 70, which is why we need to invest in health services to meet the needs of our growing and ageing community.

“I welcome the opening of this station and will continue to stand beside our community in working to deliver the best possible health services for the people of the peninsula and Central Coast.”

Dr Dominic Morgan, NSW Ambulance Commissioner said paramedics were excited to be operating out of a new high-quality base.

“This new facility at Woy Woy will benefit the Central Coast peninsula community now and into the future,” Dr Morgan said.

“The station will not only provide a more comfortable working environment for paramedics but also allow for training and development.”

Woy Woy Ambulance Station has been fitted with a solar panel energy system and an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) battery for essential building services.

The purpose-built facility on Ocean Beach Road replaces the existing aging station at Ettalong and has been delivered as part of the $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.

Woy Woy Ambulance Station is one of 54 new or upgraded ambulance stations being delivered across NSW as part of the RAIR program.

The NSW Government’s $1 billion investment in NSW Ambulance infrastructure includes:

  • Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy ($184 million)
  • NSW Ambulance Infrastructure Program ($615.5 million)
  • RAIR program Stage 1 & 2 ($232 million)

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