Health Sciences North Centre for Prehospital Care is affiliated with the Critical and Emergency Care Program under Health Sciences North, a research hospital and academic health sciences centre.

The Regional Base Hospital is responsible for providing medical oversight for paramedics across Northeastern Ontario in accordance with the Provincial Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards. The Centre for Prehospital Care provides medical delegation, online medical direction and control, certification, quality assurance, and continuing medical education for over 750 paramedics in Northeastern Ontario.

The Trauma Program is an active participant in the Ontario Trauma Registry and is one of only 11 hospitals in the province given Lead Trauma Hospital designation. The program provides core trauma education, such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) to health care providers, and maintains an active quality assurance program. Clinical activities include chart reviews, patient and family interactions, ongoing communication with multidisciplinary care teams, quality improvement, research, injury prevention and administration.

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is about prevention and awareness. It’s about learning through vivid and emotional experience. It’s about learning from real people and their very real experiences. This P.A.R.T.Y. takes young people through the path of a trauma patient as they are rushed through the trauma room doors, into surgery, rehab and, if lucky enough, recovery. This P.A.R.T.Y. is about experiencing what happens when young people make a decision that changes their life forever.

Centre for Prehospital Care & Trauma Services Organization Chart

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