Lennox and Addington County seeks paramedicine funding from province

Lennox and Addington County seeks paramedicine funding from province

2021-05-13 18:18:19

Lennox and Addington County council is asking the province for funding for its newly-established paramedicine program. If this cash isn’t acquired, this system should finish, the county says.

In line with a press launch from county Warden Ric Bresee, the county didn’t have a neighborhood paramedic program when the Ministry of Lengthy-Time period Care was taking functions for paramedicine funding.

Since then, Lennox and Addington has established such program, however not like different close by areas, has acquired no funding from the province.

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“We’ve received a three-month program that’s just about in the course of that three months proper now and with a view to proceed it, we’d like the funding that has been offered to the opposite counties to do this.”  Bresee instructed World Kingston.

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The funding from the province was meant to assist seniors on long-term care waitlists entry medical care from these educated in emergency care whereas residing within the consolation of their very own properties. It has been doled out within the southeastern area over the previous few months.

In late March, county council handed a decision to foyer the province for this funding, however Bresee stated they’ve but to listen to something again.

“We are actually searching for the general public’s assist and encourage our residents in Lennox and Addington County to contact MPP Daryl Kramp and Minister (Merrilee) Fullerton about this essential service for our neighborhood,” he stated.

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In an emailed assertion, Hastings Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp wrote that he helps the county taking part within the paramedicine program.

“When this long-term care ministry program strikes from a pilot to a full-fledged program they are going to be welcomed and supported absolutely with their utility,” Kramp wrote.

In line with the county, close by areas like Kingston and Frontenac, Renfrew and Hastings and Prince Edward acquired every round $6 million in funding to bolster its paramedicine program.

“We imagine it’s important that the general public is conscious of the inequities within the funding of the neighborhood paramedicine program and that Lennox and Addington County’s susceptible residents who’re ready to enter Lengthy-Time period Care are positioned at such a drawback,” Bresee stated.

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