Renfrew County Paramedics have gotten praise from Canada’s top doctor.

Dr. Theresa Tam made the nod during her daily public briefing on Monday. In particular, Dr. Tam praised the work of the Renfrew County’s Virtual Triage, where patients can be set up with an appointment by phone and even have an in-person visit scheduled with Renfrew County Paramedics. She called it a wonderful example of the health system coming together to make sure no one is left behind. She said it helped preserve the health care system’s capacity while giving people the help that they need. She called the system innovative, and highlights the important role that paramedics play in linking communities with the health care system.

The comments come at the start of Paramedics Services Week. Tam said that most are aware of the importance that paramedics play in our healthcare system, and that it was impossible to overstate how vital they were.

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