Belleville Intelligencer: Paramedics’ peer support team addressing mental health

“Hastings-Quinte paramedics are shouldering more and more duties as the pandemic continues, but they’re also supporting one another. The peer support team, created three years ago by Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services, is a group of eight paramedics spread across all of the service’s platoons. ‘We were noticing an increase in people going off with distress injuries, an increase in WSIB claims,’ said advanced care paramedic Danielle Spitzig, a member of the support team. “

Article: Paramedics’ peer support team addressing mental health
Author: Luke Hendry
Date: December 11, 2020