Pool of nurses expanded by travelling to community to transport patients via ambulance
If a community is unable to access nursing transport care, a staffing pool has been put into place that will pay to have a nurse sent to the community and then returns home in the ambulance …
One of our super big challenges in rural and this won’t be a surprise to you is resources – you have a very limited pool and when you’ve got people out of town you don’t have anybody to call for backup. Now things have gotten slightly better in the last little while, Lions Gate has set up a pool of nurses where if we call out for workload or for transfer and we can’t get anybody locally, they will then turn to this pool of nurses who have said oh I think it sounds fun to go in an ambulance up to Whistler and watch, they come up by cab and then get in an ambulance with a really sick person and take them back to the city, I think that sounds like a great time. So we’ve actually done that successfully a few times this winter.
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