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Community paramedicine expands throughout British Columbia

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Community paramedicine expands throughout British Columbia

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Kristy Anderson
Media Relations Manager Ministry of Health 250 952-1887 (media line)
Preet Grewal
Communications Officer BC Emergency Health Services 778 679-5641
Media Contacts
Kristy Anderson
Media Relations Manager Ministry of Health 250 952-1887 (media line)
Preet Grewal
Communications Officer BC Emergency Health Services 778 679-5641

Backgrounders

Community Paramedicine Initiative – Communities

There will be 73 rural and remote communities participating in the community paramedicine initiative, including the eight prototype communities, which began implementation in 2015.

Island Health region (19 communities):

  • Alert Bay
  • Cortes Island*
  • Denman Island (incl. Hornby Island)
  • Gabriola Island
  • Galiano Island
  • Gold River
  • Mayne Island
  • Pender Island
  • Port Alice
  • Port Hardy*
  • Port Renfrew
  • Port McNeill
  • Quadra Island
  • Sayward
  • Sointula
  • Tahsis
  • Tofino*
  • Ucluelet*
  • Zeballos

Northern Health region (18 communities):

  • Atlin
  • Chetwynd*
  • Dease Lake
  • Fraser Lake
  • Fort St. James*
  • Granisle
  • Haida Gwaii
  • Hazelton*
  • Houston
  • Hudson's Hope
  • Mackenzie
  • McBride
  • Kitwanga
  • Southside
  • Stewart
  • Tumbler Ridge
  • Valemount
  • Wells

Interior Health region (31 communities):

  • Alexis Creek
  • Anahim Lake
  • Blue River
  • Clearwater
  • Clinton
  • Creston*
  • Edgewood
  • Elkford
  • Field
  • Fruitvale
  • Gold Bridge
  • Golden
  • Greenwood
  • Kaslo
  • Keremeos
  • Lillooet
  • Logan Lake
  • Lumby
  • Lytton
  • Midway
  • Nakusp
  • New Denver
  • Princeton*
  • Revelstoke
  • Riondel
  • Rossland
  • Salmo
  • Seton Portage
  • Sicamous
  • Sparwood
  • Winlaw

Vancouver Coastal region (5 communities):

  • Bella Bella
  • Bella Coola
  • Bowen Island
  • Madeira Park
  • Texada Island

* Indicates a prototype community

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