Stawell Regional Health has announced it's continued commitment to the community, welcoming a co-location of the Royal Flying Doctor Services' non-emergency patient transport service.
The service is based at a Wimmera Street location, Stawell.
Stawell Regional Health chief executive Kate Pryde said the service was a "great outcome" for the region.
"Having additional non-emergency transport frees up emergency response vehicles and reduces wait times for patients requiring advanced diagnostic studies or advanced surgical procedures," she said.
"Resources in regional areas can be hard to find, so this is a wonderful example of Stawell Regional Health, Ambulance Victoria and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) working together to share resources to support the community."
Ambulance Victoria's Northern Grampians-Yarriambiack acting senior team leader Stacie Waddell echoed Ms Prydes statement.
"At Ambulance Victoria we are continuously looking for ways to deliver the best care to our local community and the wider population," she said.
"The addition of RFDS non-emergency patient transport service has been a welcomed resource by AV as it allows our highly trained paramedics to be more available and respond more often and quicker to people in most need of care and it ensures more ambulances are available for emergencies."
The Stawell patient transport branch operates seven days a week with six RFDS Victoria staff.
RFDS Stawell branch coordinator Tim Gard said residents had been friendly and welcoming.
"The Flying Doctor has a proud history of supporting remote and regional locations, and so it is wonderful to be welcomed so warmly by the local community and staff at Stawell Regional Health," he said.
"We already feel like we're home."
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