Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Public invited to attend local EMS open houses

  • Events will celebrate National Paramedic Services Week, May 22-28
  • Friday, May 27  NAT Van display at Pincher Creek Health Centre 
Alberta Health Services South Zone - National Paramedic Services Week (May 22 to 28) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the many men and women who provide this invaluable community service.  This year’s theme, Paramedics: Enhancing Care – Changing Lives, offers an opportunity to better understand the importance of EMS within our health care system and communities.

EMS providers across the province will be celebrating National Paramedic Services Week in a variety of ways, with open houses, tours of ambulances and non-ambulance transfer (NAT) vans, demonstrations of specialized equipment and the sharing of career-planning resources.

Alberta Health Services EMS would like to invite the public to the following open houses:

Tuesday, May 24

· Bow Island Health Centre, 938 Centre St., 10 a.m. to noon

· Coaldale Health Centre, 2100 11th St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

· Big Country Hospital, 312 3 St. E, Oyen, 10 a.m. to noon

· Taber Health Centre, 4326 50 Ave. 10 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, May 25

· Bassano Health Centre, 608 5 Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

· EMS Southview Station, Bay 103 - 3201 13 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

· Milk River Health Care Centre, 517 Centre Ave. NE, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

· Raymond Health Centre, 150 N 4 St. E, 10 a.m. to noon

Thursday, May 26

· Brooks EMS office, 515, 1st Ave E., Bay 1, noon to 2 p.m.

· Cardston Health Centre, 144 2 Street W, 10 a.m. to noon

· Magrath Community Health Center, 37 E 2 Ave. N, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 27

The Fort Macleod and District Health Foundation, Windy Slopes Health Foundation (Pincher Creek) and Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation jointly purchased a third non-ambulance transfer (NAT) van for South Zone west. There are now a total of five NAT vans available throughout South Zone. Donors and the public are invited to see the new van and learn about how EMS and the local health foundations contribute to the community.

· Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, 2001-107 Street, Blairmore, 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

· Fort Macleod Health Centre, 744 26 Street S, 10:30 a.m. to noon

· Pincher Creek Health Centre, 1222 Bev McLachlin Dr., 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Nat van display only).

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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