NEW DIGS: Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick (second from right) in the communications room at the opening of Gladstone’s new ambulance station. He is pictured with Queensland Ambulance commissioner Russell Bowles, Daniel Castagnoli, Samuel Robinson, MP Glenn Butcher, and Spencer Underwood.
NEW DIGS: Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick (second from right) in the communications room at the opening of Gladstone’s new ambulance station. He is pictured with Queensland Ambulance commissioner Russell Bowles, Daniel Castagnoli, Samuel Robinson, MP Glenn Butcher, and Spencer Underwood. Mike Richards

Ambos make themselves at home in $1.8m station

PARAMEDICS are all praise for their newly refurbished Gladstone Ambulance Station.

After nine months of working around the construction, they were happy to move into their new and improved home yesterday.

The $1.8m upgrade included a training room, study area, better storage areas, new kitchen, day room and vehicle facilities.

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It was official opened by Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick, Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher, officer in charge Leia Spencer and Queensland Ambulance Service commissioner Russell Bowles.

Mr Dick said it was important for the paramedics to have modern facilities.

"The old station had been here now for almost 50 years," he said.

"On a personal level, I am very pleased to be here... for the work they do I cannot praise them enough."

Ms Spencer said the paramedic team appreciated the new facilities.

"It provides a better place for personal development where we can train and look after ourselves," she said.

"It's a great station and we are able to come back here and look after ourselves and our equipment."



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