Upgraded patient transport for Canberra

A new, expanded patient transport facility has opened in Kambah to help care for Canberrans who need non-emergency medical transport.

Our Emergency Services Agency provides non-emergency patient transport to and from aged care facilities, hospitals, clinics and private residences.

This is an invaluable and often unseen part of the ACT Ambulance Service’s work that accounts for around 20 per cent of the caseload across Canberra.

The Kambah facility replaces the old Curtin facility and is larger and better equipped to help keep up with increasing demand for services as our city grows.

We provided $891,000 funding towards the upgrade. Eight new staff and a new vehicle have been rolled out with the new facility to enable more services each day and better support for bookings, including on weekends.

The refurbished Kambah facility is providing crews with a more comfortable and functional base that’s better suited to their day-to-day work. It will help ensure the ACT community continues to receive high quality patient transportation services.

The ACT Government remains committed to the safety of the community and the emergency workers that provide assistance during times of greatest need.

Source: ACT Government