Minimal ambulance coverage for QC, Skidegate for next couple of weeks

  • Aug. 5, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Notice to residents of Queen Charlotte and SkidegateThe following information was provided to the Observer by a source we trust. The BC Ambulance Service is not making public any information about ambulance scheduling, probably because there is so little service available in Charlotte and Skidegate over the next couple of weeks.The following schedule shows that there is an ambulance available in Charlotte and Skidegate during the day only on Friday August 15, although there is service during the nights. Here’s the information we received:Queen Charlotte Ambulance will not be available during the following dates due to lack of Paramedic staffing. If there is a medical emergency the BC Ambulance Service will send Paramedics if available from another island community. If your family has a medical emergency help could be up to an hour or more away. The following schedule was current as of August 5 and is subject to change.August 5 Tuesday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm,ambulance available 6:00pm to 3amAugust 6 Wednesday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm,ambulance available 6:00pm to 3amAugust 7 Thursday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, ambulance available 6:00pm to 3amAugust 8 Friday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, ambulance available 7:00pm to 7amAugust 9 Saturday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, no ambulance available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 10 Sunday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, no ambulance available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 11 Monday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, ambulance available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 12 Tuesday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, no available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 13 Wednesday no ambulance 7am to 6pm, ambulance available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 14 Thursday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, no available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 15 Friday – ambulance available 7am to 6pm, ambulance available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 16 Saturday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, no available 6:00pm to 7amAugust 17 Sunday – no ambulance 7am to 6pm, ambulance available 6:00pm to 7amNOTE: If an ambulance is sent from another Island community that community can expect delays assuming they have Paramedics available.

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