The Hamilton Paramedic Service (HPS) provides pre-hospital advanced medical and trauma care as well as the transportation of patients from emergency incidents to appropriate health care facilities. The HPS also provides public education on safety and risk prevention to help alleviate demands on the service.
We align with the City's Strategic Priorities:
Community Engagement & Participation
To enhance the wellness of the community, HPS has initiated a variety of engagement opportunities including the Hamilton Paramedic Service (HPS) Community Garden, fundraising campaigns with local health partners and public access defibrillator programs.
Healthy & Safe Communities
In addition to providing on scene emergency medical response, HPS provides a variety of preventative health care programs and services that encourage healthy living. These include the Cardiovascular Health Assessment by Emergency Medical Services (CHAPEMS) in City of Hamilton buildings, co-ordinated at home follow-up services for at risk patients through our Community Paramedic program and mental health and addiction response for at risk residents through the collaborative partnership with the Hamilton Police Service - Social Navigator Program.
Our People & Performance
Paramedics in Ontario are governed by the Ambulance Act, its regulations and standards. As a result each Paramedic is annually certified by a physician to conduct delegated controlled medical acts under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. All of these requirements are supported by a rigorous quality assurance and improvement program that looks to improve on both system and behavioural choices to ensure high quality services to the patients and clients we serve.
DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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