Niagara getting $27 million to boost health staff, nurses and ambulances


Published September 19, 2022 at 11:51 am

Niagara Region’s emergency services are getting a $26,651,963 boost from a provincial program – the Land Ambulance Service Grant (LASG) – to boost their EMS.

As well as the $26 million-plus from LASG, Niagara is also receiving $817,662 through the Dedicated Offload Nurses Program (DONP).

Through the Land Ambulance Service Grant (LASG) and Dedicated Offload Nurses Program (DONP), Niagara will be able to hire additional nurses and health care workers, including paramedics, respiratory therapists and physician assistants, who are dedicated to offloading ambulance patients in emergency departments.

“The LASG and DONP funding is critical in supporting our frontline response in local communities across Niagara,” said Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff.
“As local MPP, I have been advocating for increased support to our local emergency medical services and offload health care workers.  This provincial support will reduce ambulance wait times, allowing paramedics to respond to other emergency calls.”
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