Fairfield paramedics to petition NSW Ambulance to remain in Fairfield

Not happy: Fairfield paramedics met with Fairfield MP Guy Zangari, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, last Monday.
Not happy: Fairfield paramedics met with Fairfield MP Guy Zangari, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, last Monday.

Fairfield paramedics are continuing the fight to stay at Fairfield Ambulance Station after NSW Ambulance announced they will be relocated to Bankstown Superstation next year.

Last week the Australian Paramedics Association and the Health Services Union spoke strongly against the planned move, saying that paramedics were deeply concerned by the proposed relocation that they believe will leave the Fairfield community vulnerable.

A petition is being launched to reverse the decision and retain paramedics at their current station in Carramar, off The Horsley Drive.

NSW Ambulance has said that the station will “remain operational” as a Paramedic Response Point in the Liverpool Superstation network, but without medical consumables and without any paramedics starting and ending their shift there. 

A petition of more than 10,000 signatures presented by an MP to NSW Parliament will force the issue to debate. 

The petition will soon be available in clubs across Fairfield.

A public poll by Fairfax Media showed that more than 500 people voted for paramedics to stay in Fairfield, while just over 20 thought they should go to Bankstown. 

  • Read more on the proposed changes to Fairfield Ambulance station here.

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