County highlights paramedicine in Northumberland in honour of Paramedic Services Week

Cobourg, ON – May 19, 2023 – Next week, during Paramedic Services Week from May 21 to 27, Northumberland County invites the community to join us in recognizing the remarkable work of paramedicine professionals to keep our community safe and healthy. This year’s theme, ‘Diversity in Paramedicine’ highlights the diverse patients, providers, and professions in the field of paramedicine, and the dedication to keeping our community safe.

“Paramedic Services Week is an opportunity for our community to come together to express our gratitude to these highly skilled and dedicated professionals who make such a positive impact on the safety and well-being of our community,” states County Warden Mandy Martin.

Community members are invited to follow @NorthumberlandParamedics on Facebook for posts throughout the week highlighting facts and other interesting details about local services being delivered. The daily themes will include:

  • Monday, May 22: Diversity in Paramedicine
  • Tuesday, May 23: Diversity in the Patient
  • Wednesday, May 24: Diversity in the Provider 
  • Thursday, May 25: Paramedic Research
  • Friday, May 26: Diversity in the Profession
  • Saturday, May 27: Paramedic Recognition

Community members are also invited to join the Northumberland Paramedics team in celebrating Paramedic Services Week by connecting with them at the Cobourg Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 27th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents and families can stop by the Rotary Harbourfront Park to explore an ambulance, meet a paramedic, and learn more about how paramedics provide care for our community.

“I am very proud of the remarkable team of paramedic professionals we have here in Northumberland who, with their diverse skillsets, knowledge and perspectives, consistently deliver excellence in preventative and pre-hospital emergency health care,” states Northumberland Paramedics Chief Susan Brown. “Together with our community partners, Northumberland Paramedics is striving every day to build a strong network of services and supports that drive positive patient and caregiver experience, and positive health outcomes. Paramedic Services Week is a great opportunity to take a moment to recognize the hard work of all the paramedicine professionals and community health partners who deliver these essential services, and to thank them for their commitment to prioritizing top-quality care.”

For more information about Northumberland Paramedics services and  career opportunities, visit