Channel 3′s Jim Kenyon reports that the State Health Department is investigating a complaint involving the Oswego Fire Department’s ambulance service.
According to Kenyon’s report:
“Sources say that paramedics refused to transport a female patient to the hospital on Wednesday. The woman was forced to call a private ambulance service. When she arrived at the hospital, sources tell us she needed emergency treatment.”
The state Health Department confirmed to Channel 3 that it was investigating a complaint, but would not be more specific.
Oswego Mayor Randy Bateman told Oswego County Today that he just learned of the situation yesterday.
“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know where it started. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m told that the state Health Department is investigating an incident,” he said.
“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not aware of the details or the circumstances. So, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t comment on anything until the investigation is completed and I get informed of the facts,” he added.