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Ontario looks at merging ambulance services

Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
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As reported by Kitchener CTV News:

"Ontario is looking at merging ambulance services, but the premier is guaranteeing that the move will not result in fewer paramedics.

In its budget delivered last week, the Progressive Conservative government said it plans to streamline the way land ambulance dispatch services are delivered by integrating the 59 emergency health services operators and 22 dispatch centres.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario said the government told them that their intent is to move to 10 ambulance services through restructuring."

See Allison Jones's full story here.

 

More reports on this story:

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/04/16/ambulance-restructuring-will-improve-services-and-response-times-health-minister-says.html 

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/ontario-looks-at-merging-ambulance-services-says-service-won-t-go-down-1.4382917

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-ambulance-1.5100565 

https://www.quintenews.com/2019/04/16/204654/

https://saultonline.com/2019/04/ontario-looks-at-merging-ambulance-services-ford-says-service-will-not-go-down/  

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9288234-province-s-plan-to-cut-local-ambulance-centres-surprises-waterloo-region/ 

https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2019/04/16/cuts-to-frontline-healthcare-will-also-include-axing-42-of-ontarios-52-land-ambulance-services/ 

https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/9286848-ambulance-health-unit-restructuring-worries-renfrew-county-municipalities/

https://www.caledonenterprise.com/news-story/9287165-could-caledon-and-peel-s-ambulance-and-paramedic-service-be-impacted-by-possible-provincial-merger-/

https://www.thepublicrecord.ca/2019/04/hamilton-paramedic-service-to-be-disbanded-merged-into-a-super-sized-paramedic-service/  

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-ambulance-paramedic-merger-emergency-health-1.5099773

https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/ems-chief-says-too-soon-to-know-impact-of-plan-to-merge-ambulance-services-1.4382525 

https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/governments-amalgamation-plans-catch-cornwall-ems-by-surprise/wcm/d3c5aa4d-dfcf-4938-81a5-388be9185541

https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/9288439-peterborough-county-shocked-by-plan-to-consolidate-ambulance-services/  

https://www.mytimminsnow.com/36058/word-of-amalgamation-makes-paramedics-nervous/ 

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/paramedics-jobs-safe-amid-service-mega-mergers-provincewide-tories

https://globalnews.ca/news/5173446/ambulance-services-ontario-doug-ford/

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9286969-doug-ford-s-plan-to-merge-paramedic-services-shocks-hamilton-officials/  

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/04/16/ontario-merging-ambulance-services/