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bandaid the bearHelping our little ones cope with difficulties
 

Oxford County Paramedic Services along with the Oxford County Paramedic Services employee association is proud to sponsor our teddy bear program.

For several years, our paramedics have been handing out teddy bears to help our little patients cope with difficult circumstances. 

The goal of our program is to try and help make their experience with Oxford County Paramedic Services a more positive one.

We currently hand out approximately 130 bears a year. They are about 8 inches high as this makes a perfect fit for their little hands.

 

Granting wishes to palliative care patients in Oxford County
 

A Wish to Remember is a program that grants wishes to palliative care patients in Oxford County.

Led by volunteers from Oxford County Paramedic Services, the program enables patients at end of life, who are immobile or need constant care, to take a special trip to see or do something that’s important to them before they die.

With full support from the patient’s family and medical team, Oxford County paramedics ensure a safe and comfortable journey, whether it’s to a patient’s family farm or to a beach to watch the sunset one last time.

Referrals to the program are made through the Oxford County Palliative Care Outreach Team (PCOT) or a Community Paramedic. Once a request has been made, a paramedic will conduct an assessment to ensure the patient meets the criteria for the program.

Watch: Nancy’s ‘A Wish to Remember’ 

Nancy is a resident at Woodingford Lodge –Woodstock. Oxford County Paramedic Services is involved in her care through the Oxford County PCOT. Nancy lived on a farm near Foldens and was a well-known and distinguished horse racer (and cat lover). Her wish was to return home to see the horses and cats.

This video was prepared by Nancy’s family and submitted to Oxford County with permission to publicly share her story.

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