A new ambulance station in East Bentleigh

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver better care for people across Bentleigh, with ambulance station upgrades, new vehicles and more paramedics.

Under the Liberals, our ambulance system was in crisis. They went to war with our hardworking paramedics and left too many Victorians waiting too long for life-saving care, with our ambulance response times the worst on the mainland.

Labor has ended the Liberals’ ambulance crisis and delivered the biggest ever investment into our ambulance service in Victoria’s history, funding an additional 450 new paramedics and building new and upgraded ambulance stations across the state.

Labor will build a new Bentleigh East Ambulance Station so paramedics have the modern and safer facilities they deserve with room to grow as part of a $25 million investment in ambulance stations.

All Liberal governments cut and close. The Kennett Liberal Government closed 12 hospitals across the state – including Mordialloc and Burwood – and the former Liberal Government slashed funding to health and went to war with our paramedics.

This caused the rate of ambulances arriving at Code 1 emergencies within 15 minutes to deteriorate to a record low of 73 per cent – the worst on the Australian mainland.

The Labor Government’s record investment in ambulance services is making a real difference. New data released today shows 91.97 per cent of ambulances arrived at Code 1 incidents within 15 minutes in Bentleigh.

Unlike the Liberals, Labor values our life-saving paramedics. Only Labor can be trusted to invest in and back our paramedics, and ensure Victorians get the critical care they need, when they need it.

Quote attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Four years ago I made a promise to fix the ambulance crisis and we have. But there’s more to do, and only Labor can be trusted to invest in and back our paramedics.”

Quote attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“These additional resources in Bentleigh will make a huge difference to our hard-working and dedicated paramedics, allowing them to do what they do best, which is saving lives.”

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