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 30,000 calls in 2015.
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 latest aquisition is helping paramedics provide patient care in areas of difficult and remote access.
ATV equipped with stretcher
Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services works exclusively with Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board and Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic Distric School Board to provide First Aid and CPR to students in Specialized Programs (not available to the general public at this time).
Community Paramedicine is an emerging approach in addressing the unique healthcare needs of frequent users of the paramedic service. Our service conducted a federally funded research project in 2015 that involved a successful home visitation pilot project that will evaluate the economic impact of community paramedicine. We look forward to sharing the results sometime in 2016.