By Lindsey Stuckless
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—Haldimand Council received the 2018 ambulance response times report, and while paramedic services met the mandatory response times of the Province, they were unable to meet the County’s own set performance plan in two areas.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has set mandatory response time standards and requires all paramedic services in the province to report their response times. The report includes six categories ranging from sudden cardiac arrest to non-urgent care.
Haldimand paramedics met all response time standards, except for the levels referred to CTAS II, (Head Injury, Heart Attack) and CTAS III, (Mild Asthma, Stable Fracture). In both of the categories, the time deficiencies made up less than 1% of the total calls.