Lake of The Woods District Hospital
Communications Centre

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Deploys, coordinates and directs the movement of all ambulances and emergency response vehicles in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts

Land ambulance services:
  • Prioritizes the urgency of requests for assistance
  • Determines the appropriate destination hospital to meet patient needs
  • Provides callers with pre-arrival first aid instructions
  • Assigns the closest available and most appropriate ambulance to each emergency
  • Coordinates the transfer of patients between health care facilities

Air ambulance assistance for:
  • Coordination of air ambulance response to remote communities
  • Inter-facility transfers

Also takes calls and dispatches for:
  • All NW Ontario Fire & Rescue Services
  • First Nations First Response Teams
  • Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue
Eligibility
No restrictions

Residency Requirements: West to Manitoba border, East to English River, South to USA border, North to Pickle Lake and as far as roads can be accessed by land ambulance
Application Process
No application process
Fees
Service - Ambulance fees for residents and non-residents ; Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) subscribers ($45); Non-residents ($240); Rates may vary
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
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(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 8, 2018

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