County ambulance service receives near perfect score

January 23, 2019

County ambulance service receives near perfect score

Ambulance service provided by Strathcona County has achieved a score of 96 per cent from an independent third-party accreditation assessment. This score reflects the County’s commitment to providing the highest quality of emergency medical services for its residents.

“It is evident through the assessment that our ambulance service provides an exceptional level of service. The accreditation ensures our standards and practices remain at the highest level for our community,” says Mayor Rod Frank.

This is the first time Strathcona County has undergone the ambulance accreditation process, as this was a new requirement of Alberta Health Services. Organizations that provide ambulance service are required to complete the accreditation and re-qualify every four years.

The accreditation process, administered by Accreditation Canada, provides an independent assessment of the standards and procedures used in the County’s ambulance service. The assessment focuses on quality and evaluates leadership, infrastructure, service delivery, patient care, and patient safety.

“We are very proud of this achievement,” says Fire Chief Jeff Hutton. “Our staff are committed to providing the best patient care possible and receiving a commendation for our services demonstrates our passion for excellent patient care.”

Accreditation Canada is an independent, non-profit Canadian organization. Over the past 55 years, they have set national standards and shared leading practices to support the continual improvement of quality healthcare.

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Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595