Concerns over ambulance response study results: Haldimand without own ambulance for 423 emergency calls in 2020

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Councillor Bernie Corbett expressed concern during last week’s Council session when presented with the results of a 2020 ambulance response study on the area.

“The problem I have for our community is the delay times. I’m concerned about the zero availability, and I’m wondering if there is a patient transfer system other than the ambulance so that we don’t have to tie up ambulances. I know that 423 times we didn’t have an ambulance available,” said Corbett during a question-and-answer session.

Corbett was referring to a section of the report which details that 423 emergency calls in Haldimand County had to be handled by neighbouring municipalities as there was not an ambulance available nearby at the time the call was made, and also how ambulances are sometimes used for patient transfer during non-life-threatening situations.

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