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Ambulance station 'unsafe'

By Clare Quirk
Updated November 7 2012 - 3:29am, first published December 10 2010 - 10:12am

KANGAROO Flat ambulance station has been labelled unsafe for paramedics due to water damage.The eight paramedics have been working out of the Bendigo station in Uley Street.Ambulance Victoria Loddon Mallee Regional manager Kevin Masci said that following the heavy rainfall in the past fortnight, part of the Kangaroo Flat branch’s ceiling was water damaged.“We have already had the skylights where the leaks occurred repaired, and a building issues inspector has assessed the property,” he said.“A scope of work has been developed and a contractor is being engaged to conduct repairs.“The other cosmetic issues that need to be rectified will be done in coming days to allow paramedics to return.“The crew normally based at Kangaroo Flat has been temporarily relocated to Bendigo.”But Ambulance Employees Australia state secretary Steve McGhie said paramedics had been concerned with the site for a number of years, especially with regards to termites in the building.Mr McGhie said paramedics had not worked at the Kangaroo Flat site in more than a week.“It’s my understanding Ambulance Victoria has been issued a provision improvement notice to have the situation rectified,” he said. He said Ambulance Victoria had seven days to challenge the notice before worksafe was contacted.

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