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.