Victoria has the highest trained paramedics in Australia, and Victorians rely on them every single day. As Minister for Ambulance Services I will work with our paramedics, not against them, to improve response times across the state.
The Andrews Labor Government went to the election promising to end the war on paramedics and help them deliver better care to Victorians.
We have released secret data that showed the crisis in the system was worse than imagined.
We have replaced the Board of Ambulance Victoria.
We have resolved the protracted and bitter industrial dispute.
We have established the Ambulance Performance and Policy Consultative Committee.
This Labor Government’s $60 million Response Time Rescue Fund will support initiatives that free up ambulances for critically sick patients, and $40 million has been committed towards upgrading ambulance stations, vehicles and equipment.
There is still much that needs to be done to fix our broken system, and I will be working steadfastly to get us back on track.