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Letters to The Province, Dec. 3, 2019: Why do paramedics work part-time? So glad you asked (SPH)

VANCOUVER. APRIL 23, 2015, - An ambulance leaves St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC, April 23, 2015. (Arlen Redekop photo / PNG staff)(reporter story) [PNG Merlin Archive]

B.C. Emergency Health Services runs the largest pre-hospital emergency response system in Canada — with our paramedics responding to about 1,500 calls every day. We have more than 4,000 employees — paramedics, call-takers and dispatchers, nurses and specialists — of which about 1,600 work full-time.

More than 80 per cent of our calls are in Metro and urban areas, and attended by full-time paramedics.

It means the bulk of our part-time work has traditionally been in rural and remote communities where there are fewer calls for paramedics.

But, that’s about to change.

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