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B.C. shakes up ambulance service after heat-wave meltdown

Former Vancouver police chief Jim Chu has been named BCEHS chair (B.C. Emergency Health Services). (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)
Former Vancouver police chief Jim Chu has been named BCEHS chair (B.C. Emergency Health Services). (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)

Former Vancouver police chief Jim Chu has been named BCEHS chair while Leanne Heppell will serve as B.C.’s chief ambulance officer

VICTORIA — Health Minister Adrian Dix has installed new leaders at the agency responsible for paramedics and ambulances in British Columbia.

B.C. Emergency Health Services had been under fire for slow ambulance response times for months. That criticism was redoubled after the agency’s handling of the heat-wave crisis earlier this month that left up to 500 people dead, including some who died after waiting for many hours for an ambulance.

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