October 27, 2022 – Government of PEI: New dedicated ambulance transfer units will hit the road this Fall to alleviate pressure on our ground ambulance system by providing non-urgent transfers by four dedicated units leaving more ambulances on the road to respond to emergency situations.
A newly created class of ambulance dedicated for patient transfer services will improve patient care by addressing low acuity, non-urgent, or scheduled requests for inter-facility transfers.
The new ambulance transfer units announced today will allow low acuity, non-urgent, or scheduled requests throughout the system by using vehicles staffed by a paramedic assisted by a driver with basic first aid and medical responder training.
Currently all patient transfers – urgent or not – are done using ambulances staffed by two paramedics.
Read the full news release here