Community Paramedicine benefits patients and health care system
TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) applauds Health and Long-Term Care Minister Deb Matthews for investing $6 million to support the expansion and development of community paramedicine initiatives across Ontario.
"Community paramedicine is a very important program that benefits both the patient and the health care system by allowing those closest to the patient, the paramedics, to better apply their health care skills and training to improve outcomes for Ontario's patients," said Norm Gale, President of the OAPC. "We look forward to working with all of our partners including physicians, hospitals, paramedics and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to expand and develop this important program."
The OAPC looks forward to working with the MoHLTC to develop the best implementation plan that will provide maximum benefits from yesterday's funding announcement.
The OAPC is a not for profit association that represents the paramedic leadership of every Ontario municipality, Ornge, and some first nations. It is the primary voice of EMS providing advice and recommendations to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).
SOURCE: Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs
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