Ambulance Safety Concerns Worry Montreal Providers

The vehicles' stiff suspensions can cause patients to be tossed around in the rear cabin


 
 

CBS News Montreal | | Monday, October 22, 2012


MONTREAL, Canada -- Montreal's fleet of new ambulances — which could end up costing nearly $10 million — has an assortment of problems, paramedics say, not the least of which is that the vehicles' stiff suspensions can cause patients to be tossed around in the rear cabin.

That can lead to significant pain for people with fractures, aggravate injuries and inhibit paramedics from properly treating patients while an ambulance is in motion, they say.

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