Halton Region has opened two paramedic stations to accommodate growth areas.
The new stations, at 289 Woodside Dr. in Oakville and 6650 Fifth Line in Milton, will offer around the clock service and are expected to help reduce life-saving response time as call volume increases in these growing areas.
The Southwest Oakville station serves Halton residents from Great Lakes Blvd. to Kerr St. and the QEW to the Lake Ontario. The Milton Station at serves residents from Thompson Rd. to Hwy 407 and Hwy 401 to Britannia Rd.
“The stations provide our highly trained paramedics with a presence in these communities and allow us to respond more quickly to medical emergencies and provide urgent care to area residents,” said Paramedic Services Chief Greg Sage. “We are committed to serving the Halton community and helping to keep our residents safe and healthy.”
The facilities feature advanced technology including drive-through bays to reduce noise and downward projecting exterior lighting to minimize impact on nearby properties.
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The new stations will add to Halton’s 300 primary care, advanced care, bike, community and tactical paramedics that respond to more than 50,000 calls and transport more than 30,000 patients to area hospitals each year. In addition to supporting residents with around-the-clock emergency medical care, they provide educational supports to our community.
Paramedic Services has also been critical throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, responding to emergencies on the frontlines in the Halton community, and working with local physicians, registered nurses and other first responders to provide on-site COVID-19 testing to our most vulnerable residents in our local long-term care and retirement homes.
“Behind every call to 911 for emergency medical care in our community, there is a Halton paramedic responding on the frontline,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “These new stations help support the important work our paramedics do to deliver timely, advanced medical care to our residents.”
From left, Regional Chair Gary Carr, Paramedic Services Chief Greg Sage and Ward 3 Regional Councillor Mike Cluett at the official opening of Paramedic Services Station #16 in Milton.