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Ambulance Services

The operation of an enhanced, province-wide ground ambulance system with a single operator commenced on April 1, 2006. Island EMS is the ambulance provider operating under a long-term contract for the provision of ground ambulance services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, pre-hospital emergency services and non-urgent transfers.

Ambulance services are subsidized through the Prince Edward Island Ambulance Assistance Program which is administered by Health PEI. The Emergency Medical Services Board licenses paramedics and monitors the service to ensure compliance with legislated standards and regulations.

The emergency air ambulance services are contracted and purchased from New Brunswick Air Care and Nova Scotia Emergency Health Services. This is a comprehensive service requested by physicians only when patients meet criteria for critical transfer.

The service is monitored by Health PEI based on standards and performance criteria established in Memoranda of Agreement with the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

For additional information, please contact:
CHARLOTTETOWN 16 Garfield Street  16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Emergency Health Services Manager
T:  (902) 368-6719
F:  (902) 620-3072

EMS Coordinator
T:  (902) 368-6237
F:  (902) 620-3072

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