Who does AHS contract Ground Ambulance services to? I thought all ambulances in Alberta were part of AHS.
in the province of Alberta has a long and successful history of using a blended
model of health authority services and contracted providers. Currently, Ground Ambulance service in
Alberta is provided by a number different organizations including Non-Profit,
Private, First Nations, Fire and Municipal.
When do ground ambulance contracts start expiring?
What if the current provider in my community decides not to extend? Could my community potentially be left without ambulance services?
There will be no interruption of ambulance services. AHS will work identify alternate service delivery options and with contractors who would not like to extend their agreement.
How long will extensions be for? Are these long term agreements?
What are the types of ambulance services?
There are two different types of ambulances (Advanced and Basic) in the province of Alberta as defined under the Emergency Health Services Act (EHSA). Each type of ambulance has a defined scope of practice for the type of care they provide.
How is the level of serivce decided in each community?
Who controls the ambulances?
Who pays for EMS?
How does AHS ensure contracted providers are providing equitable services?
How does AHS ensure the same standard of care?