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New Tamworth ambulance station backed by Australian Paramedics Association but extra staff, vehicles needed | The Northern Daily Leader



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A NEW ambulance station is good news for Tamworth, but more staff will be needed to fill the facility, the Australian Paramedics Association (APA) president believes. President Chris Kastelan said it would need extra paramedics and vehicles to ensure demand in Tamworth is met. “We would hope that any new announcements for staff is enhancements, so when we say new paramedics that’s great, but it needs to be such that more are on the road each and every shift, we’re not just filling the gaps on rosters,” Mr Kastelan said. “Just because you move to a regional area, you should expect similar levels of paramedic care and health-related care, so we hope those numbers are an enhancement as opposed to a replacement of people…

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