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Longer Ambulance Wait Times In Wellington County Due To Geography

via cbc.ca

Most ambulances arrive within 12 minutes, the provincial standard is 6 to 8

The head of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service says the rural nature of much of Wellington County means some people wait longer for an ambulance than the province recommends.

Council set its 2021 Paramedic Response Time Performance Plan on Monday, and the report to council included performance data from 2019.

Provincial standards dictate paramedics should respond to the most serious calls within eight minutes, and people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest should receive defibrillation within six minutes — from paramedics, firefighters or other trained personnel.

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