Eidsvold on-call ambo has new place to call home

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NEW ac­com­mo­da­tion for the re­liev­ing am­bu­lance of­fi­cer in Eidsvold means ChrisWardell will no longer have to sleep in the back of the of­fice.

“I was quite happy sleep­ing in the of­fice,” Mr Wardell said.

“I was quite com­fort­able, when on call I could re­lax there and have no wor­ries.

“On the plus side, I will now have a sep­a­rate liv­ing space with a func­tional kitchen and bath­room.

“I live in Ma­roochy­dore for six days and then come back to my sec­ond home for eight.”

The new ac­com­mo­da­tion has been con­structed at the rear of the am­bu­lance of­fice and con­tains two bed­rooms, a com­bined kitchen, dining and lounge, laun­dry and bath­room.

Eidsvold Am­bu­lance Com­mit­tee was formed to es­tab­lish a sub-cen­tre for the town and af­ter many years the com­mu­nity raised the fi­nance and, matched by a State Govern­ment sub­sidy, the build­ing was of­fi­cially opened by Neville He­witt, MLA, in 1981.

The com­mit­tee is still ac­tive, sell­ing lucky en­velopes ev­ery Satur­day and on other oc­ca­sions.

Eidsvold am­bu­lance of­fi­cers cover a large ru­ral sec­tion of the re­gion.

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