The provincial government says they will buy 65 new ambulances in an effort to modernize its fleet.
“Every day, paramedics take life-saving care directly to hundreds of patients, responding to 911 calls as well as transporting patients to and between hospitals and other care facilities,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.
The tender for the ambulances sets out specifications for construction. materials and workmanship. It also asks vendors to submit proposals for a suspension system that will enhance ride quality.
The province is expecting the ambulances will be operational across the province later in 2019.
The estimated costs have not been released in order to ensure the tendering process is not affected.