Four ad­di­tional paramedics for Moss­man

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN am­bu­lance re­sponse times are set to im­prove with the ad­di­tion of four new paramedics to the sta­tion.

Cook MP Ja­son O’Brien on Fri­day an­nounced the num­bers boost as part of a Queens­land Govern­ment bud­getary mea­sure.

Moss­man sta­tion is cur­rently op­er­at­ing be­low the al­lo­cated ca­pac­ity of six of­fi­cers. The am­bu­lance of­fi­cers, who will in­crease to­tal ca­pac­ity to 10, are ex­pected to be­gin work in De­cem­ber.

Act­ing Moss­man sta­tion of­fi­cer James An­drews wel­comed the an­nounce­ment.

“It’s go­ing to be a great help - it means we can serve our com­mu­nity bet­ter,” he said. “It will pro­vide bet­ter cov­er­age to the Moss­man-Port Dou­glas area.”

Mr O’Brien said a new af­ter­noon shift would be cre­ated for the new paramedics, which would help re­duce fa­tigue as­so­ci­ated with cur­rent on-call ar­range­ments.

“These new of­fi­cers will en­sure that lo­cal am­bu­lance ser­vices re­main at a high stan­dard,” he said. “They join a great team, and one that I know is ap­pre­ci­ated by lo­cal peo­ple.”

Num­bers boost: cur­rent Moss­man in­ten­sive care paramedics An­thony Wemm, Joanne Plant, James An­drews and Con­nor Clarke

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