Program returns paramedics to the community as quickly as possible.
In October 2020, Peel Regional Paramedic Services launched Fit2Sit, a pilot program in partnership with William Osler Health System. The Fit2Sit program allows paramedics to leave patients with non-life-threatening illnesses in the waiting room at Brampton Civic Hospital. Patients are monitored by hospital staff but sit on their own until a nurse or doctor can see them.
In 2022, the Mississauga and Credit Valley Hospitals joined the program.
Having patients sit in a waiting room chair:
- Frees up stretchers for others in need.
- Allows paramedics to return to the community faster to respond to emergencies.
- Makes the 911 process more efficient and cost effective. Paramedics no longer wait in the hallway with patients who are well enough to sit on their own.