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Lambton EMS: Fewer low-acuity patients showing up by ambulance at Bluewater Health

from Sarnia Observer

Showing up to hospital emergency room by ambulance doesn't mean seeing a doctor faster. That's the message two managers at Sarnia's emergency department are relaying after seeing a growing number of people try to cut their waits in the emergency room by calling paramedics for a ride. "I think there's a perception that, 'Call 911 and you get seen faster,'" said ER director Lisa Regan, noting recently there were 27 ambulance arrivals inside eight hours at Bluewater Health. more

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