Mar 04, 2020
By Christine Ross
The union representing paramedics with 22 municipal services across Ontario is warning about ambulance shortages in the province.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees says an increasing volume of calls and off-loading delays at hospitals are creating situations where ambulances aren’t readily available. It says paramedics are dealing with exhaustion and injury as a result of the increased workload and lack of resources. The government says it’s aware of the problem and has committed $16 million to help address the situation.