New Swan River Ambulance to Improve Safety & Comfort

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Swan River received one of 12 new replacement ambulance units allocated to Prairie Mountain Health as part of a recent government announcement to enhance the provincial ambulance fleet.

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Above: EMS Manager, David Moriaux shows of the new ambulance to
Minister Ron Kostyshyn, MLA for Swan River.

The total $6.2-million investment to purchase 52 new replacement ambulances province-wide was unveiled September 1, 2015. The new ambulances will help provide a more comfortable and safer ride for patients while reducing the risk of injury to paramedics.

After extensive research and testing, the ambulances will have what is known as ‘liquid-spring suspension’. Testing took place over the course of a year to make sure the system would work in all types of Manitoba weather. Costs for the new suspension system are included in the full ambulance vehicle cost.

The new ambulances also have improved safety features to support safe operation of the vehicles.