Taihape need a New Ambulance Station
We need a new station for the St John ambulances and team. Please help us todayManawatu / Whanganui
Recent initial earthquake assessment of the villa has found it to be unsatisfactory in regards to IL4 building standards.
In addition to the state of the villa, the property has no garaging for ambulance vehicles, leaving ambulances to be parked on the off-street driveway or on the road. This poses several health and safety and operational issues including but not limited to:
- meeting current standards for cleaning the inside of the ambulance and associated equipment out of weather conditions
- proper storage of equipment and supplies
- poor equipment performance due to uncontrolled temperatures
- damage to vehicles due to exposure to weather
- security of staff and personnel at night
During the 2013 Census 43% of the population in Taihape identified as Māori and furthermore indicated an aging population of lower socio-economic benefit.
There is also a trend of retired people moving from Auckland, purchasing cheaper homes and making Taihape their place of residence. In general these characteristics require a higher level of health care.
Over the 12 months (March 2017 – February 2018) Taihape station has had 562 responses.
We are fundraising $840,000 for a new ambulance station for Taihape. This is an essential project to enable us to move from our rented property (see photo). We provide essential services to residents and visitors in our region
Use of funds
1. The cost of the project is expected to be $837,043.00
2. The land has already been purchased
3. Includes a $76,000 contingency margin
Should we exceed our target, we have provisions in the plans to make the garage area bigger
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This page was created on 2 Aug 2019 and closes on 2 Aug 2020.