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Critical Care Land Program 

Bill 171 - The Health Systems Improvement Act 2007, introduced Ornge, a critical care land ambulance service staffed by critical care paramedics, to manage transfers of patients between health care facilities. The result: a more coordinated, faster and safer transport service of critically ill patients.

Additional benefits include:

 

      • Relieving pressure on land ambulance services allowing them to focus on 911 emergency calls
      • Reducing the need for hospitals to provide escort staff for critical care patient transfers
      • Enabling Ornge to increase aero-medical availability for outlying rural and remote areas

Current areas of operation include:

Area Hours of Operation
Greater Toronto Area 12 hours a day, 7 days a week
Ottawa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Peterborough 12 hours a day, 7 days a week

Critical Care Land Transport Program Medical Scope of Service Utilization Criteria 

Critical Care Land Transport Program Medical Scope of Service Utilization Criteria