The RM of Reynolds has lost its fight to keep the Reynolds Ambulance in operation.
According to council, Northeast Health Association is no longer training new ambulance personnel nor will they hire anyone who has not taken paramedic training. As a result, the RM of Reynolds Ambulance Service, which operates out of Hadashville will no longer be able to operate. `
The last two paramedic level staff at the facility ended their service to the community at the end of March.
North East Health Association has promised the RM of Reynolds service to residents in the municipality will not suffer as response time is well within the provincial standard of thirty minutes or less. The Province has also committed to permanent Lifeflight helicopter sercice to quickly transport patients in serious health situations.
“For less serious emergencies, you might want to give thought to your own “load and go” plan and arrange to meet an ambulance enroute,“ noted council.
The Reynolds Ambulance Service was established shortly after the health authorities were formed. Prior to amalgamation, the area was served through the Ste. Anne Health District and service was provided through Ste. Anne Ambulance Service.