Ontario has over 9300 Paramedics, 1100 Communications Officers and more than 2000 Support Staff who handle 1.75 million emergency calls every year. In addition, Community Paramedics provide scheduled hospital-level treatments to thousands of patients, right in their own homes.
Throughout the pandemic, highly trained paramedics have also filled gaps in Long Term Care settings, conducted COVID tests, administered thousands of vaccines and proudly served Indigenous communities in the far north through Operation Remote Immunity.
No matter when or where communities need paramedics, we are all very proud to be on the frontlines of health care.
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Health Care Paradigm
According to André Picard, Health Reporter and Columnist, from Paramedicine to the Hospitals, patients want health care that is:
- ✅ Prompt
- ✅ Necessary
- ✅ Safe
- ✅ Affordable
- ✅ Respectful
Picard, A. (2019, September 20). Quirky Past, Uncertain Future: Where is medicare headed in the 21st Century? Paramedicine Across Canada Expo. from: www.PACExpo.ca
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