Brockville - The Leeds Grenville Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department is maintaining a good level of ambulance service a report has found.
A service review, required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care every three years, was completed last December 11-12 by a peer review team composed of EMS chiefs and paramedics from other jurisdictions, as well as Emergency Health Services staff. The assessment of the Leeds Grenville EMS department found it substantively meets ambulance service certification criteria and legislated requirements and was commended for its well-stocked vehicles and its thorough Quality Assurance program.
Some areas that require attention were identified as general documentation as well as fleet and equipment files, according to EMS Chief Chris Lloyd. “Our ultimate goal is to have no review findings (for improvements),” he said. The department will now respond within 30 days in order to renew its certificate with the province to operate an ambulance service.
The week of May 19-25 is National Emergency Medical Services day.