5 July, 2019 –
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) will receive its biggest staffing increase in more than a decade with an extra 200 new ambulance staff to be deployed across the state, including tripling the number of counsellors and psychological support staff in Queensland.
Metro North will receive an additional 15 staff, including 7 Patient Transport Officers for the Caboolture and Chermside areas.
The demand for ambulance services continues to increase across our state. That’s why the Palaszczuk Government is investing a record $885.7 million in the 2019/20 QAS budget which includes a funding boost of $85.4 million – or an increase of 10.7 per cent on last year.
This is further proof of the State Government’s commitment to delivering first-class pre-hospital care to our community.