New Seaford ambulance station opens
Sunday, 19 November 2017
In a major boost for residents in the southern suburbs, the State Government has today opened the new $1.4 million Seaford Ambulance Station.
The new 24/7 station will be fully operational tomorrow with 12 additional full time paramedic positions created to staff the new station.
Chief Executive Officer SA Ambulance Service Jason Killens said SAAS expects to see reduced ambulance response times for the growing Seaford community and surrounding suburbs, including Moana and Port Noarlunga.
“Having critical emergency health services available for the local community is important to ensuring South Australians have access to the highest quality care,” Mr Killens said.
“This new station represents a significant investment in healthcare for South Australia, particularly for residents in the growing Southern suburbs.
“Importantly, it’s also a great facility for 12 additional paramedics who will provide essential services for the community, working closely with our hard working staff in surrounding areas, including Noarlunga.
“This new station will be a great place for our staff to deliver modern and high quality patient care.”
In 2014, the State Government committed to building the station at Seaford with construction commencing on 3 April 2017 following extensive consultation with the local community and the Country Fire Service.
Located at 80 Seaford Road, SA Ambulance Service’s newest station is adjacent to the existing Country Fire Service station, giving SA Ambulance Service the opportunity to work closely with its emergency services counterparts.
The new Seaford station includes modern staff accommodation, on-site car parking and a garage for two ambulances, plus a new vehicle wash facility.
This latest investment follows the building of new stations at Oakden in the North East and Noarlunga in the South, with another two new ambulance stations to be constructed in the North and West of the City next year.
The public will get the opportunity to look around the station at a free family fun day on 10 December which will include face painting and a jumping castle.