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The Morning Show on CHEX
May 11 2021 8:47am

The Morning Show: 9-1-1 pilot program aims to change emergency care

Right now paramedics are required to bring patients who call 9-1-1 to their local hospital’s emergency department. But that’s about to change in Central Ontario, thanks to a year-long pilot project which includes Peterborough County/City Paramedics. The program would allow paramedics to treat palliative care, mental health or patients experiencing addiction issues at home, or direct them to an alternative care option. Paramedic Chief Randy Mellow spoke with Global News Morning Peterborough anchor Noor Ibrahim about the program.

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