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By Kim Giddens MLA

14 June 2021

The McGowan Labor Government will tackle ambulance ramping, delivering a new $252 million major reform package to improve access to emergency care and help address the systemic causes of ambulance ramping. Our Emergency Department Reform Package includes:

  • $55.8 million to embed 24/7 registered nurses across a number of Emergency Department waiting rooms
  • $55.2 million for telehealth services which provide patient care for people who do not need emergency department support, reducing emergency department presentations
  • $7.3 million towards the Perth Sobering Up Centre and Low Medical Withdrawal Service
  • $18.2 million to manage system pressures and improve the flow of patients through emergency departments