$6.7 Million for Local Ambulance ServicesSeptember 1, 2023
NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government’s annual investment to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB) through the Land Ambulance Service Grant (LASG), is now $6,740,000 to connect people to emergency care faster.
“Increasing financial support for our local ambulance operations is great news for Nipissing and
is one more way our government is connecting people to convenient and consistent health care closer to home,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “This important investment in emergency services will help to improve access to healthcare throughout our community.”
“The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board is grateful to the Province and to MPP Fedeli for their continued support of Paramedic Services in Nipissing District. Today’s announcement of the Land Ambulance Service Grant in the amount of $6.7 million dollars represents a 6.5% increase and will contribute to sustainability of Paramedic Services through this co-funding model across the District of Nipissing.” – Mark King, Chair, District of Nipissing Social Services Board.
The Ontario government is providing over $811 million through the annual LASG. This investment represents an average increase of 6% over 2022 funding levels across Ontario and will continue to support ambulance service operations in communities across the province.
With Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the government continues to take action to strengthen the health care system so that it is responsive and is evolving to meet the health needs and priorities of Ontarians, no matter where they live.
- The province’s investment of $811 million in the Land Ambulance Services Grant represents an average funding increase of 11 per cent for municipalities over the last two years.
- Nearly 200 patient care models being led by more than 50 paramedic services across the province are now approved to provide more appropriate and timely care options for eligible 9-1-1 patients in the community instead of in the emergency department.
- Ontario is investing an additional $44 million this year in 165 high volume and smaller emergency departments to reduce wait times and provide people with faster and easier access to timely care close to home.