Residents in the Redcliffe Peninsula who may need to get to their medical appointments can now use the new ambulance transport vehicle at the Redcliffe Ambulance Station.
The new Mercedes Sprinter Patient Transport Bus from the Queensland Ambulance Services is an important addition to the 22-strong workforce of the Redcliffe Ambulance Station.
The $104,000 ambulance transport vehicle is a 12-seater bus that was converted into a state-of-the-art ambulance vehicle for non-emergency cases. Unknown to most residents, Patient Transport Officers in Redcliffe respond to 4,500 cases a year, assisting patients with their medical needs.
“A lot of people wouldn’t realise what our Queensland Ambulance Patient Transport Officers do, and how valued they are by their patients,” Minister for Health and Ambulances Services Yvette D’Ath said.
“These dedicated professionals safely transport thousands of Peninsula residents to their appointments each year.
“They forge strong one-on-one connections with their patients and know how to put them at ease on their journey to medical appointments.”
D’Ath also said the State Government will continue to help improve the ambulance services in Redcliffe to “ensure the community gets the care it needs.”