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Base hospital

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care assigns a hospital to provide medical direction and leadership to the ambulance service for a specific geographical area. 

This is also known as a base hospital. A base hospital provides resources and ensures that ambulance based pre-hospital care and transportation are meeting the needs of the geographical community.  

Oxford County's base hospital is the Southwestern Ontario Regional Base Hospital (SWORBH), operating under the leadership of London Health Sciences Centre.

As our base hospital, SWORBH provides us with medical direction, quality assurance, continuing education and medical expertise.