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New Ambulances Hitting Manitoba Roads

November 20, 2019 10:12 AM | News

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Sixty-five new ambulances are on Manitoba roads after an investment of $10 million by the province.

The ambulances, the first of which was delivered Wednesday, are replacements to modernize the existing fleet.

“Paramedics provide professional, quality care to Manitobans in pre-hospital, community, and inter-hospital settings. For our staff, that means when caring for patients, their workplace is often on-board an ambulance, making the safety and comfort of that vehicle an important priority,” said Helen Clark, chief operating officer, emergency response services, Shared Health.

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All new ambulances will display FAST decals on their back windows as part of a partnership with Heart & Stroke, raising awareness of the signs of stroke and the importance of acting quickly.

“Stroke is a medical emergency,” says Christine Houde, director, government relations and health promotion with Heart & Stroke in Manitoba.

“Recognizing the FAST signs of stroke and acting quickly can mean the difference between life and death, or the difference between a full recovery and lasting disability.”

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