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Alberta will use shuttles and taxis to transport some patients in an effort to improve EMS

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The Alberta government is hoping to improve ambulance response times by having community shuttles and wheelchair-accessible taxis transport some patients.
Premier Danielle Smith announced a provincewide program Wednesday to free up some ambulances and paramedics so they can respond to emergency calls more quickly.
“Starting today, Alberta Health Services will use alternate modes of transportation for non-emergency transfers of patients instead of using ambulances

where it’s clinically appropriate to do so,” she said during a news conference in Calgary.
“It’s important that these highly trained professionals can deal with actual emergencies and not shuttle patients from one place to another.”…



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