Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services (HQPS) provides land ambulances services to Hastings and Prince Edward Counties along with the two cities of Belleville and Quinte West. Our main headquarters are located in Belleville with additional 24 hour, 7 days a week paramedic stations located in Quinte West, Madoc, Bancroft and Picton and a 12 hour post in Tweed. The service compromises of approximately 150 Advanced and Primary Care paramedics who responded to over 35,000 calls in 2018.
Advanced Life Support capabilities
Select members of our paramedic team work collaboratively with police services forming an Emergency Response Team (ERT)
Tactical Medics in Action
Our specially equiped all-terrain vehicle allows paramedics to provide patient care in difficult and remote areas.
ATV on Bay of Quinte in winter
As we continue to strive to be on the leading edge of paramedicine, the paramedic service has added Drones in order to support decision making during Emergency Operations. Drones are capable of streaming live images during mass casualty incidents increasing our situational awareness and guiding decisions on resource allocation. Thermal imaging cameras can help locate patients in remote areas with the possibilities of delivering life saving medications to those in need.
Drone preparing to take-off
Community Paramedics help address the unique healthcare needs of frequent users of the paramedic service. Since our involvement in a federally funded research project in 2015, community paramedics continue visit patients in their homes, providing out-of-hospital treatments and helping to decrease the strain on local Emergency Departments. Community Paramedics also conduct wellness clinics, engage in remote patient monitoring and participate in research initiatives design to re-shape the way we think about pre-hospital medicine.
Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services works exclusively with Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board and Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board to provide First Aid and CPR to students in the Specialized Skills Program.