Lights, sirens, action in Morayfield

Published 3:30pm 11 June 2024

Lights, sirens, action in Morayfield
Words by Nick Crockford

Twenty-two frontline staff will be based at the new $8.45 million Morayfield Ambulance Station which has been officially opened.

It has a 10-bay ambulance vehicle plant room, with space for an additional five non-acute QAS vehicles, as well as a writeup area and training space for officers.

There will be one officer-in-charge, 16 paramedics, three mental health co-responders and two cadets at the Lindsay Rd facility.

Morayfield’s new ambulance station was built to meet Moreton Bay's growing population, as well as helping cut response times.

“We know how crucial frontline staff are when it comes to helping our community,” State member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said.

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“That is why it is so important to ensure they are operating out of state-of-the-art facilities.

“We have seen the increased demand for ambulance services across the state, particularly in the South-East corner, and this brand-new ambulance station will help ease that pressure and improve health outcomes.”

Queensland Ambulance Service Deputy Commissioner Operations South Dee Taylor-Dutton said it is “so important” ambulance officers had facilities to meet their needs and those of the community.

“This brand new $8.45 million ambulance station is in a very accessible area of Morayfield, close to major traffic routes, ensuring a quick response in any direction,” she said.

“The 22 frontline staff operating out of this location will be able to do so with modern amenities, access to rest study areas and training rooms, as well as plenty of storage space.”

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