BRAMPTON, ON. (July 23, 2013) – Construction of Peel Regional Paramedic Services’ new reporting and administration station at 1600 Bovaird Dr. in Brampton is well underway. This station is part of a 10-year plan to build 25 paramedic stations throughout Peel that will accommodate the community’s rising medical emergency needs.
“With a rapidly growing and aging population, community health continues to be a top priority,” says Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for the Region of Peel Emil Kolb. “We are committed to solutions that provide high-quality care for our residents while maximizing taxpayer dollars.”
The Region’s paramedics cover a geographical area of 1,225 square kilometres in Peel and responded to more than 94,000 emergencies in 2012.
“Strategically positioning resources throughout Peel helps us get to patients faster and keep pace with the growing emergency health-care needs of our community,” says Regional Councillor and Chair of the Emergency Protective Services Committee Paul Palleschi.
The new station in Ward 9 will be approximately 57,000 square feet; it will include space for paramedic administration and training, and also house the equipment and resources paramedics need to deliver excellent pre-hospital care.
Regional Councillor John Sprovieri, who represents the ward, says “This station is a great addition to our community. My constituents can be assured that excellent emergency care is even closer.”
“Our facility plan supports the service’s commitment to providing better outcomes for our patients,” says Peel Regional Paramedic Services Chief Peter Dundas.
The station’s environmentally responsible and energy efficient features will help the Region reduce its carbon footprint and building maintenance expenses. Construction of the new station at Bovaird Dr. is expected to be completed by December 2014.
Peel Paramedics respond to more than 94,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit peelregion.ca/paramedics.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.
Brampton Councillors Sprovieri, Palleschi and Dhillon, Peel Regional Paramedic Chief Peter Dundas and paramedics Nevada Munro and Mark Whitley see how well construction is going according to plan on the new Fernforest Drive and Bovaird Drive paramedic station.