- St John Ambulance WA has been awarded a two-year contract extension until June 30, 2020
- The contract extension will ensure the continued provision of lifesaving services to Western Australians
St John Ambulance WA, with 115 years of experience providing lifesaving services to the Western Australian community, has been awarded a two-year contract extension.
As the main ambulance provider within the State, the experience and resources of St John Ambulance WA ensure that sick and injured Western Australians receive the vital care and support they need prior to being transported to hospital.
The contract extension, which will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020, is for:
- The provision of all road-based patient transport services;
- Pre-hospital care and casualty transport services in the event of a major incident; and
- The provision of the State Operations Centre and ancillary services.
These are essential services which maintain or improve the clinical outcomes of patients who require road-based transport services.
The McGowan Labor Government is committed to putting patients first. During the two-year contract extension, a contemporary contractual framework will be developed that underpins the future needs of the Western Australian community.
The two-year contract extension will also ensure the recommendations of the Country Ambulance Review can be taken into account. The review will be released for public consultation in coming weeks.
The Department of Health, in developing a contemporary contractual framework, will also consult with key stakeholders, to identify the service and performance measures that should underpin the contract.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"St John Ambulance WA provides a valuable service to the community.
"The two-year contract extension will allow St John Ambulance WA to continue to deliver vital, high-quality and safe ambulance services to the Western Australian community.
"A two-year contract extension will enable the State to develop a contemporary contractual framework which will ensure the future needs of the Western Australian community are met.
"The extension will also ensure the recommendations of the Country Ambulance Review can be taken into account.
"The McGowan Government is committed to putting patients first. A contemporary contractual framework will ensure the State receives the best service and care for the Western Australian community.
"We are pleased to continue to partner with St John Ambulance WA who deliver a critical health care service to the State that plays a vital role in our world-class health system.
"The work of our first responders is an essential service to our community and I take this opportunity to acknowledge their contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Western Australian public."
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