Haliburton County Paramedic Service (HCPS) is committed to promoting the safety and well-being of its citizens. HCPS paramedics serve as the front-line of our emergency health care system and play a critical role in the provision of emergency care and treatment of a patient’s medical condition or injuries.
The service is jointly funded by the County of Haliburton and the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Health.
The mission of the Haliburton County Paramedic Service is to provide care, treatment, and transportation to the residents and visitors of Haliburton County, and surrounding areas to the best of our ability and training. The fundamental missions of the Haliburton County Paramedic Service are:
- To be available on a 24 hour basis to respond with optimum speed and efficiency to all emergencies.
- To provide emergency patient care to the public we serve. Emergency patient care includes the stabilization, treatment and transportation of the acute and critically injured.
- The transport of patients between health care facilities or from residences for admission, discharge and/or treatment.
The Haliburton County Paramedic Service will use its best efforts as set out by Legislation and in response to accepted standards of practice to ensure that all service responsibilities will be delivered in a professional, efficient, courteous and confidential manner.
Only Paramedics that hold current qualifications as set out by the Ambulance Act and related Provincial Legislation will be permitted to staff each ambulance. Each Ambulance, when available for responses to emergency calls, shall be staffed at all times by two qualified Primary Care Paramedics (PCP).