The theme for Paramedic Services week 2023 is:
“Diversity In Paramedicine – The Patient. The Provider. The Profession“.
This year’s theme of “Diversity in Paramedicine-The Patient. The Provider. The Profession.” is not intended to be reflected on only in 2023, it’s longer-term purpose is to start a conversation that matters and awareness moving forward about diversity indefinitely; more specifically in the health system and paramedicine environment.
The topic of Diversity is complicated and cannot be simply defined by what scholars might believe it to be or what Google may suggest (> 7 million results). Its dynamic, subjective, evolving and to define it may be further exacerbating the problem instead of meaningfully working towards understanding the complexities and opportunities towards changing.
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) is offering this year’s theme to bring awareness, provoke questions and seek out opportunities to learn more and continue to share information. The PCC is offering the membership only a spark to ignite the opportunity to learn more and hope the literature does just that. With some guided focus throughout the week on the Patients we encounter, the Providers who deliver that care and more broadly the paramedic Profession as a whole, there is so much more to talk about!
Be Inclusive. Be Patient. Be Kind.
Message from Mayor Randell
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Paramedic Services Week. I know that every community says that they have the best, but I would like to brag and say hands down, Lanark County has some of the most incredible paramedics and we are so fortunate to have them looking after our residents. Most of the Lanark County Paramedics not only work in the community but they live here as well. They are your neighbours, friends, parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins. They care so deeply for those they serve and have seen many of us on the worse days of our lives. They treat us with kindness, care and compassion. It takes a very special person to be able to do this job day in and day out. On behalf of Council, I would like to thank you for everything you do for our community and residents. You are greatly appreciated.