Budget funds for new Ambulance officers

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Almost 190 new Queensland Ambulance officers will be employed by the end of the year. | Photo: Chameleon's Eye (IStock)

More than 185 new Queensland ambulance officers will be on duty before the end of the year under new funding to be announced in next week’s State Budget.

Almost $130 million will be allocated in the budget to fund 268 new Queensland Ambulance Service positions.

Premier Steven Miles of the 268 new starters, 188 will be in place later this year, including “significant numbers” in regional and remote Queensland.

Premier Miles said the remaining 80 roles were allocated to specialist positions.

“(These are) to be focused on driving innovation, such as the QAS Clinical Hub and the Falls Co-Responder model, where progress and improvements have been seen in both patient outcomes and demand management,” Premier Miles said.