12 new state-of-the-art ambulances join the ACTAS fleet

Released 24/04/2019

Twelve new state-of-the-art ambulances are now on the road to help ensure Canberra maintains the fastest ambulance response times in the country as our city grows.

The ambulances’ design was heavily influenced by feedback from paramedics who use them day-to-day. This included maximising the working area inside the vehicles to improve patient care and paramedic safety.

We are committed to ensuring our emergency services are will equipped and resourced to keep Canberrans safe.

Each new vehicle in the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) fleet is packed with innovations.

An ergonomic, powered chair allows easier movement and greater safety for paramedics while caring for a patient. An electric step also automatically activates when the vehicle door opens and closes, providing safer movement in and out of the ambulances.

We’ve recently committed more than $3,252,000 of extra funding through various initiates to better resource and equip our frontline responders for growing demand and changes in the age profile of the Canberra community.

The new ambulances are in addition to ACTAS fleet upgrades, which includes fitting ambulances with electric stretchers, power loaders and new defibrillators.

We also recently announced funding for thirty new paramedics to join ACTAS, who will help crew the new ambulances.

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