Ambulance coming to Pasquotank and Camden counties

Published 12:18 pm Sunday, February 13, 2022

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the approval of its staffing support request, in partnership with Atrium Health, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. North Carolina is also receiving an additional 25 advanced life support ambulances.

One of the ambulances will come to Pasquotank and Camden counties.

A 16-person National Disaster Medical System team deployed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will arrive at Atrium Health Pineville Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 and remain on-site until Feb. 13, 2022 to support the medical surge in the emergency department. The team consists of five oversight and support personnel and 11 clinicians – one physician, two advanced practice providers, four registered nurses and four paramedics.

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Statewide COVID-19 response is also receiving support for patient transfer. The 25 ambulances arrived in North Carolina on Thursday and are in addition to the 25 ambulances previously deployed to North Carolina on Jan. 4, 2022.

The ambulances will be distributed to following counties: Brunswick (2), Chatham (3), Cherokee (1), Durham (2), Forsyth (4), Franklin (1), Graham (1), Guilford (4), Haywood (1), Hertford (1), Lee, (1), Lenoir (1), Macon (1), Mecklenburg (7), Nash (3), New Hanover (2) Onslow (2), Pasquotank and Camden (1), Pender (1), Randolph (3), Rowan (2), Rutherford (1), Wake (4) and Wilson (1).

The ambulances also include the needed staffing for each.