A statewide shortage of trained medical personnel has left many rural county ambulance services having to delay hospital transfers to ensure they have enough staff for emergencies.

For example, in Norton County in northwest Kansas, the county’s 5,400 residents are served by six full-time volunteers and nine volunteers, who respond to all 911 calls and taken patients from one hospital to another.
– PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: The Kansas City Star
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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