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Community Paramedicine in Renfrew County, Ontario

OTTAWA (Ottawa Citizen) – Renfrew paramedic officials and politicians are concerned that changes announced by Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government earlier this year could mean the loss of what makes the local paramedic service special.

Not only are its programs designed to meet specific needs of Renfrew residents and tackle difficult health and geographical challenges, but they are considered among the most innovative in the world.

In Renfrew County, about an hour-and-a-half’s drive northwest of Ottawa, the paramedic service functions as a kind of wire that connects and energizes all the components of the local health system. MORE