Richmond Hill community briefs

Richmond Hill community briefs

There are 1 comment on the Vaughan Citizen story from Nov 14, 2008, titled Richmond Hill community briefs. In it, Vaughan Citizen reports that:

NOV. 17 TO 20, 24 Bill Crothers Secondary School, a unique, system-wide program that provides a character-focused learning environment for students who are motivated by sport, and healthy, active living and ...

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Someone will die waiting

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 16, 2008
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November 15, 2008 12:12 AM

I was surprised the mayor and councillors totally missed what the York Region emergency medical services representative was saying in his presentation during the Nov. 4 Whitchurch-Stouffville council meeting,

Not one of them had a single question.

What was stated, simply put, was the present procedures at the emergency departments of the hospitals in the region, and probably all hospitals in Ontario, are causing thousands of dollars in loss of services to the EMS.

Your tax dollars are being wasted because the ambulance, the driver and the attendant are being forced to wait at emergency in the hospital because the hospital refuses to receive the patient promptly from them.

Their figures showed this wait-time has increased dramatically during the past three years to a present time of approximately two hours...

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