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Emergency Response Times

mariomike

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Mariomike, is it normal for the service wait time in Ottawa during such staffing shortages to be over 2 hours and for ambulances to be dispatched from cities about 170km away? Or is this an abnormal occurence resulting from a greater than usual staffing shortage?

I just know what was reported,

For many years, Ottawa has struggled with having no ambulances free to send to a call, mainly because paramedics are tied up at hospital emergency rooms waiting to transfer patients to hospital staff.

It's not the exception, but the norm.
 

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I wouldn't get hysterical over it. Sounds like it happens twice a day, every day, in Ottawa.

I know both Lanark and Renfrew have Paramedics routinely respond into Ottawa. Particularly from immediately adjacent communities like Almonte, Arnprior, CP etc.
 

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I know both Lanark and Renfrew have Paramedics routinely respond into Ottawa. Particularly from immediately adjacent communities like Almonte, Arnprior, CP etc.

Sounds like "Level Zero" is routine in Ottawa, and has been for a long time.
 
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