Regional South Australians will soon benefit from a boost in health services following the launch of a Liberal Government’s draft plan to grow our ambulance workforce in rural areas.
The Rural Ambulance Workforce Plan, which is part of the State Liberal Government’s $20 million Rural Health Workforce Strategy, is focused on delivering better patient services by growing the regional ambulance workforce and capabilities, strengthening the delivery of care in regional areas.
Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade says the Strategy will bolster ambulance services by attracting and retaining a range of other health professionals in rural areas.
The Minister said “South Australia faces many challenges in recruiting, training and developing the health professionals and skilled volunteers needed to deliver ambulance services in regional areas.
“We recognize the increasing demand for ambulance services in regional areas, and this draft plan will ensure that people in more remote areas have access to the best possible emergency care when and where they need it.