NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet last week announced a $1.4 billion budget boost for ambulance services in NSW.
This included $126 million over four years to establish a new fit-for-purpose NSW Ambulance state operations centre at Sydney Olympic Park, also housing the Triple Zero (000) call centre.
Relocating to modern headquarters at Sydney Olympic Park will vastly improve the working environment for NSW Ambulance paramedics and Triple Zero call takers, who manage more than 1.2 million calls a year. In addition, the budget boost will include equipping NSW Ambulance with 1,291 new, state-of-the-art monitor/defibrillator units. These initiatives will enable paramedics to monitor changes in patients more effectively and send real-time information ahead of arrival to hospital.
The move to a State Operations Centre also allows for critical emergency operations facilities located in Eveleigh, including the Sydney Control Centre, Aeromedical Control Centre and Incident Management Team, to be consolidated into a central location along with other operational units at Sydney Olympic Park.