WA Nationals pledge $40m for ambos

LOCAL WA Nationals MP Shane Love says he hopes his party’s proposal to spend $1 million on a new independent advocacy group for St John Ambulance volunteers will prevent a repeat of last November’s shock dismissal of Toodyay sub-centre chair Charlie Wroth.

Mr Love is pictured (right) speaking out against Mr Wroth’s sacking in State Parliament last year

The Nationals’ $40 million March 13 State Election pledge also includes plans for more regional community paramedics and funds to ensure small sub-centres get access to the latest vehicles and equipment.

Mr Love said there was currently no appropriate process which allowed WA’s 11,000 ambulance volunteers to raise grievances, such as that which led to Mr Wroth’s dismissal.

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