CHILTERN, Bethanga, Walwa and Mitta will be among the Upper and Southern Hume region communities to benefit from a new paramedic community support coordinator.
Starting from Monday, paramedic Natarsha Canny will work with Southern Hume communities to provide a range of different services.
Their role will not only be to assist in times of emergency, but to work with local health services to improve and support the community’s health needs.
Ambulance Victoria executive director emergency operations, Mick Stephenson, said their role was crucial .
“Ambulance Victoria aspires to give our patients the best care, every time, no matter where they live,” Mr Stephenson said.
“The needs of each community are different, as are the challenges of distance and access to healthcare.
“To be effective in rural and remote communities, health and emergency services must work with community partners to prevent health problems from becoming life-threatening.”