Community Paramedicine Programs
Update July 2, 2020
An extended heat warning issued by Environment Canada has activated the municipal Hot Weather Response Plan.
The Sudbury Community Arena and the YMCA are open for members of the public to shelter from the heat. Arena hours have been extended to 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and YMCA hours are 12 – 5 p.m. A water bottle filling station has also been installed outside the Arena for public use.
Seniors and residents who require assistance should call 311 to discuss their individual situation.
COVID-19 Update, March 26, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
911 is for emergencies only. If you call 911 for an emergency, you will be asked a series of questions to assess the risk of COVID-19 exposure. These questions ensure the safety of paramedics, firefighters, police officers and healthcare workers.
It is critical that you are honest with the 911 operators. Emergency crews will still respond to your emergency but need to know what precautions to take.
Community paramedicine is a model of care where paramedics apply their training and skills to non-traditional community-based environments outside the usual emergency response and transportation to hospital situations.
Our community paramedicine programs allow people to live independently in their homes with appropriate support for their health conditions. This results in improved quality of life and may result in future cost avoidance for Paramedic Services and the health-care system as a whole.
Greater Sudbury has been part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) funding program to study the effectiveness of a variety of programs in our community that involve home visits for high risk chronic disease patients to health promotion strategies.