Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’
Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC, addressed council virtually about the challenges facing the province’s ambulance paramedic system and changes to service delivery (the scheduled on-call model) in various communities, including Clinton.
Clifford said that Clinton’s model will be two paramedics on duty eight hours a day, seven days a week during the day, which he called a “significant improvement” to what was previously in place. There will be on-call paramedics in the community the rest of the time, and he noted that advertised ambulance paramedic positions in Clinton had been filled. He added that changes to the ambulance stations in Ashcroft, Lillooet, and 100 Mile (which have switched to a 24-hour staffing model) will hopefully mean that fewer ambulances will be pulled out of Clinton.