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Council member wants second ambulance service provider

Nonemergency requests are turned down, a study finds

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2013

~~<p>A study showing 30 to 40 percent of requests for private, nonemergency ambulance service are turned down in West Oahu has prompted a City Council member and the Emergency Services Department to support having a second private provider.</p>
<p>Councilwoman Kimberly Pine said the lack of private ambulance services was &quot;deeply concerning&quot; and &quot;unacceptable.&quot;</p>
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A study showing 30 to 40 percent of requests for private, nonemergency ambulance service are turned down in West Oahu has prompted a City Council member and the Emergency Services Department to support having a second private provider.

Councilwoman Kimberly Pine said the lack of private ambulance services was "deeply concerning" and "unacceptable." Login for more...



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