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Regional Health Services Receive a Boost

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Regional South Australians are set to benefit from a Rural Ambulance Workforce Plan.

A draft plan has been launched, focusing on delivering better patient services, promoting the growth of ambulance workforce's in rural areas.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade has said, “South Australia faces many challenges in recruiting, training and developing the health professionals and skilled volunteers needed to deliver ambulance services in regional areas.”

Approximately $200 million dollars has been assigned to significantly improve country hospital infrastructure, along with $5.7 million dollars to rebuild or upgrade South Australian Ambulance Service stations throughout the State.

The final South Australian Ambulance Service Rural Workforce Plan is expected to be released later this year.

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