Eidsvold on-call ambo has new place to call home
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.