The government will not commit to stationing full-time paramedics on King and Flinders islands until a workforce review is complete.
Labor's health spokeswoman Anita Dow on Wednesday said the government needed to hire more full-time paramedics in regional areas, particularly on the Bass Strait islands.
"Right now, on King and Flinders Island there are no permanent paramedics and their ambulances are staffed by volunteers," she said.
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"These volunteers do a terrific job, however due to their location, they receive less face to face support and training than others around the state."
Australian Paramedics Association of Tasmania last year said of the 51 operational ambulance stations across the state, 16 were staffed exclusively by volunteers.
Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the state budget provided funding for an additional 48 paramedics across the state.
"Once all 48 paramedics are in place, we will commission a review of ambulance service demand," he said.
"Should there be an identified need for paramedics in particular locations, including King Island and Flinders Island, we will of course always consider this."
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