The Hamilton Paramedic Service provides pre-hospital advanced medical and trauma care as well as the transportation of patients from emergency incidents to appropriate health care facilities.
The Service also undertakes demand mitigation activities including senior clinics in select city housing locations, community paramedic activities, public education, emergency health care and safety promotion, and risk prevention activities in neighbourhoods and public facilities including provision and maintenance of public access defibrillators in all City of Hamilton facilities.
The Service is the designated sole land ambulance service provider for the Municipality of Hamilton performing functions mandated by the Ambulance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A.19. Specifically:
- employ persons to provide land ambulance services in the municipality in accordance with the Act;
- properly provide land ambulance services in the municipality in accordance with the needs of persons in the municipality; and
- ensure the supply of vehicles, equipment, services, information and any other thing necessary for the proper provision of land ambulance services in the municipality in accordance with this Act and the regulations.
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