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Major increase in Ontario land ambulance funding

The provincial Budget Estimates have just come out and, again, we see a significant increase for EMS funding.  The one year increase for “Municipal Ambulance” and “Other Ambulance operations and Related Services” is over $41.7 million – or 7.75%.  Land ambulance funding has done well for quite a few years, and this continues the trend.  Air ambulance was not so fortunate, getting only a very modest increase.


The Budget Estimates call for a 12% increase for "Emergency Health Services" overall compared with actual  spending two years previous  in 2009-10.

2010-11 Estimates


Transfer payments




   Payments for Ambulance and related Emergency Services: Municipal Ambulance

473,466,900


   
Payments for Ambulance and related Emergency Services: Other Ambulance Operations and Related Emergency Services

63,229,600


   Air Ambulance

138,225,800

674,922,300


2011-12 Estimates

Transfer payments




   Payments for Ambulance and related Emergency Services: Municipal Ambulance

516,647,200


  
 Payments for Ambulance and related Emergency Services: Other Ambulance Operations and Related Emergency Services

61,695,700


   Air Ambulance

138,383,900

716,726,800

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