Ambulance delays cost WRHA $1.4 million
from Winnipeg Free Press
City of Winnipeg ambulances continue to be tied up at city hospitals waiting for patients to be admitted. The delays cost the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority $1.44 million in penalties paid to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service to the end of November. An administrative report to the protection and community services committee states that Winnipeg ambulances spent an extra 1,000 hours waiting at city hospitals for the month of November; and more than 12,000 hours for the first 11 months of 2014.
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