County ‘shocked’ by planned EMS restructuring

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – Officials with the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville are “shocked” by the provincial government’s plan to reduce 52 ambulance services to 10 through restructuring.

In a statement Wednesday, the upper-tier municipality said council and senior staff are “shocked by this news” that was part of the Ontario budget.

There’s also a sense of frustration as there are no details on what’s going to happen or how the plan will be rolled out. The service was downloaded from the province in 2001.

But the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville is also “pleased” to hear the government is meeting with stakeholders.

County staff are trying to assure residents that they will “continue to deliver excellent and critically important care” to the region.

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