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Perth signs New Five-Year Pact for Ambulance Operations

Web posted on January 12, 2020

PERTH COUNTY, ON At the January 9, 2020 meeting of Perth County Council, the decision was made that Perth County would enter into a new Five-Year Agreement with Medavie Health Services for Ground Ambulance Operations. Below is a statement from Perth County Warden Jim Aitcheson regarding the new contract:
 
I am pleased to announce that Perth County will enter into a five-year agreement with Medavie Health Services for the management of our ground ambulance operations. Through its Medavie EMS Elgin Ontario (MEMSEO) operation, Medavie Health Services has been managing our day-to-day ground ambulance operations on a short-term basis since August 15, 2019.
 
Medavie Health Services has demonstrated a strong commitment to building successful relationships with our paramedic staff and our community. We are confident that this renewed partnership will continue to support improved ground ambulance operations.
 
Donald MacLellan will remain in his role as Perth County's Acting Chief of Paramedic Services until a formal recruitment for the new Chief is completed. While all unionized paramedics and paramedic managers will continue to be employees of the County, they will report to and be managed by Medavie Health Services in accordance with the applicable collective agreement(s) and policies and procedures established by Perth County.
 
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work with Perth County's paramedics," says Donald. "I have been impressed by their outstanding commitment to this community."
 
Further information about the recruitment for a new Chief of Paramedic Services and other leadership positions will be forthcoming. Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to deliver quality care to best serve the needs of the people in Perth County.
 
If you have any questions about this agreement, please contact myself or Donald MacLellan.
 
Jim Aitcheson, Warden
Perth County

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