COUNTIES FILES AMBULANCE PLAN
The chief for the Prescott-Russell Ambulance Service is optimistic about meeting next year’s performance goals for his department.
Michel Chrétien, emergency services director for the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), presented the 2019 performance plan report to counties council during its September 26 session. Chrétien told counties council that he is “optimistic” about his department meeting next year’s goals for arrival and run times, for regional ambulance units dispatched to calls within the PrescottRussell region.
The UCPR is required under provincial rules to file a performance plan proposal each year for its regional ambulance service. The plan outlines the percentage compliance expected for the year for units dispatched to calls ranging from cardiac arrest incidents to a range of accident situations, varying from minor to life-threatening, compared to timed response standards set by the counties and the province. Annual evaluation reports show how well the service has performed compared to plan predictions.—Gregg Chamberlain