MPP Rickford Announces Nearly $5.4M for Annual Land Ambulance Services in the Rainy River District 

FORT FRANCES — The Ontario government is investing nearly $5.4 million in Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board’s annual Land Ambulance Service Grant (LASG). This announcement is part of Ontario’s $811 million total investment in annual LASG to ensure that people across Ontario can connect with emergency care faster.

“Our government recognizes the unique challenges of providing urgent health care services in the Northwest, especially for paramedics,” said Greg Rickford, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora – Rainy River. “Today’s Land Ambulance Service Grant announcement demonstrates our understanding and appreciation for Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board and the important services they provide to keep our communities healthy and safe.”

The Ontario government is increasing land ambulance service funding for municipalities by an average of six percent over 2022 funding levels, bringing the total investment this year to over $811 million. This funding is part of Ontario’s Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the province’s continued work to take action to strengthen the healthcare system so that it is responsive and evolving to meet the health needs and priorities of Ontarians, no matter where they live.

“Building a stronger public health system, with more convenient and consistent access to public health services, is one more way our government is connecting people in Ontario to health care closer to home,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “The pandemic showed that we need a stronger public health system, and this increased funding will help to create a more connected public health system that will support Ontario communities for years to come.”

View media release here.

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