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New paramedic response station opens in Markham

A new paramedic response station in Markham can accommodate up to six ambulances and will have paramedics working around the clock to provide emergency and non-emergency services. 

“York Region’s paramedics provide the highest quality of care to patients in York Region and this new station will support York Region Paramedic Services in continuing to deliver critical and life-saving services,” says York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson.

The LEED silver certified station is located at 180 Cachet Woods Court. New stations are strategically built within areas experiencing a growth in population and help York Region Paramedic Services continue to meet the needs of residents. “With more than 1.2 million residents calling York Region home, it is important we plan and prepare for the essential care and services required to support our Region’s growing communities,” Emmerson says.

There are currently 27 paramedic response stations located across York Region, which is planning to build four additional stations over the next three years and upgrade two existing stations to expand service capacity as part of the York Region Paramedic Services Master Plan (2021-2031). As York’s population continues to grow and age, the demand for paramedic services is also projected to increase to more than 163,600 calls per year by 2031, the plan reports.

“York Region is expected to add more than 600,000 new residents by 2041,” says City of Vaughan Regional Councillor Gino Rosati, Chair of Community and Health Services. “With the rapidly growing and aging population, like many other services and infrastructure projects, the need for paramedic services is also expected to increase.”

Photo of the opening of the new paramedic response station in Markham courtesy of York Region.

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