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Lake of The Woods District Hospital
Ambulance Communications Centre

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
Hours of Operation
Mon-Sun 24 hours
No restrictions
Application Process
No application process
Service - Ambulance fees for residents and non-residents; Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) subscribers ($45); Non-residents ($240); Rates may vary
Documents Required
Valid Ontario health card
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On May 7, 2020

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