Four additional paramedics for Mossman
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