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Former ambulance finds new life with Living Wish Foundation

After six years of service, the vehicle has been decommissioned and donated to fulfill 'much-needed' role with charitable organization
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NEWS RELEASE
COUNTY OF SIMCOE
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The County of Simcoe breathes new life into a decommissioned paramedic services vehicle through its donation to The Living Wish Foundation.

Every year, 43 County ambulances clock up more than three-million kilometres responding to calls across 16 member municipalities and separated cities of Barrie and Orillia.

The Procurement, Fleet and Purchasing department keep County vehicles in peak operating condition for the safety of patients, residents and staff. After six years of service, this former County of Simcoe Paramedic Services ambulance will continue to serve the residents of Simcoe County as a patient transportation vehicle for The Living Wish Foundation.  

The Living Wish Foundation is a not for profit organization that is entirely volunteer driven, helping terminally ill patients in Simcoe County maintain hope and enjoy life. They honour patients’ end of life wishes by providing medical supervision and transportation to special events and meaningful places.

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“We’re thrilled to provide The Living Wish Foundation and their clients with this vehicle. It will continue to provide exemplary community service by now helping to fulfill the final wishes of terminally ill residents across Simcoe County. The County is devoted to improving the quality of life for all our residents through various long-term care, paramedic, community and social care programs.” – County of Simcoe Warden, George Cornell

“A big thank you to the County of Simcoe for the donation of their ambulance. It will be used by The Living Wish Foundation as a much needed patient transfer vehicle, providing our foundation the opportunity to transport a bed ridden patient to a special family event, to a meaningful location or be able to just spend one last night at home.” – Board member, The Living Wish Foundation, Cal Patterson

County of Simcoe is composed of 16 member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.­­­­­­

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