Have you seen the flash new vehicle driving around town yet? The Canowindra Ambulance Service received a new vehicle last week and it’s here to stay.
The new vehicle doesn’t only look more visible but it is equipped with a power stretcher that allows paramedics to transport patients easier, and allows them to be more comfortable.
“”It brings Canowindra up to the standards of the rest of the fleet. The new stretcher will allow us to load and unload patients easier and make transfers very good,” said Acting Station Officer Jason Speight.
The new stretcher will allow them to lift patients who weigh up to 315kg, where as before it was only 150kg before they required further assistance. The new stretcher also lowers nearly fully to the ground and is adjustable to allow the patient to be moved with ease. This allows them to accommodate more people in town.
As well as being more comfortable for the patients the new stretcher makes it easier on the paramedics as they require less manual lifting .
The Canowindra Ambulance Service has 4 fully qualified paramedics including Michael Dawson, Laura Harrison, Laura Llaurado-Goytia and Acting Station Officer Jason Speight.
“People can always pop up and say G’day and we are more than happy to show them the new vehicle,” said Paramedic Laura Harrison.
The Canowindra Ambulance Service operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. If you require an ambulance please contact 000 directly, as this ensures the closest ambulance is distributed to you.