COMMUNITY SAFETY RISES AS AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES DECREASE

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria’s ambulance system after four years of neglect under the former Liberal Government to ensure all community members get the care they need in a critical emergency.

Our $500 million plan will improve ambulance response times, employ 450 more paramedics, buy new vehicles and build more stations across the state.

In Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong, residents have benefitted from the Andrews Labor Government’s investments with significant response time improvements.

Ambulance Victoria’s benchmark for life-saving code 1 responses is 85% arriving within 15 minutes.

In Hobsons Bay this year, 85.5% code 1 ambulance responses arrived within 15 minutes, compared to just 79% under the previous Liberal Government, with the average response time being 11:19.

In Maribyrnong, 88.3% of ambulances arrived in less than 15 minutes this year, with an average time of just 10:31, up from 83% under the previous Liberal Government.

Under the previous Liberal Government, the average ambulance response times for Code 1 emergencies was 12:29 minutes in Hobsons Bay, and 11:28 minutes in Maribyrnong.

HB MCC ambulance table

Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan MP

“In life-threatening emergencies every minute matters.”

“Labor’s heavy investments in our ambulance service, including employing 450 additional paramedics, are helping to turnaround the former Liberal Government’s ambulance crisis.

“Both Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong ambulance response times have shown steady improvement under Labor.”