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As announced on their web site, MONOC, the company that runs the paramedic units running out of Clara Maass (Unit 256) in Belleville and the old West Hudson Hospital (Unit 257) will be cutting back the units significantly.

In a nut shell, 256 will be shut down entirely and 257 will be pared back to a 7 am to 11 pm operation only. That will leave one paramedic unit based in Kearny for their entire coverage area (Kearny, Lyndhurst, Harrison, East Newark, North Arlington, Belleville and Nutley) and no unit for the same area between 11 pm and 7 am. The web site gives MONOC's reasons for this and the other units in the state they are closing.

The area will have to rely on the availability of Paramedic units from Newark, Jersey City and possibly Clifton and Montclair. The Clifton unit is also a MONOC unit so I doubt they will be much of a help.

If anyone is interested, the web site is www.monoc.org/executive.cfm

Please spread the word. This needs to be halted before someone is hurt or worse.

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As announced on their web site,  MONOC, the company that runs the paramedic units running out of Clara Maass (Unit 256) in Belleville and the old West Hudson Hospital (Unit 257) will be cutting back the units significantly. 

In a nut shell, 256 will be shut down entirely and 257 will be pared back to a 7 am to 11 pm operation only.  That will leave one paramedic unit based in Kearny for their entire coverage area (Kearny, Lyndhurst, Harrison, East Newark, North Arlington, Belleville and Nutley) and no unit for the same area between 11 pm and 7 am.  The web site gives MONOC's reasons for this and the other units in the state they are closing. 

The area will have to rely on the availability of Paramedic units from Newark, Jersey City and possibly Clifton and Montclair.  The Clifton unit is also a MONOC unit so I doubt they will be much of a help. 

If anyone is interested, the web site is www.monoc.org/executive.cfm

Please spread the word.  This needs to be halted before someone is hurt or worse.

We must stand together and fight this. contact State leaders start a petition drive.

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That Clifton unit is being scaled back as well. There was once two units 801 and 802 (7a-7p) but now it will only be the one out of PBI. I hope to not get sick anytime between 11pm and 7am. I for one am scared. Whats next, the Hurse showing up to take you to the hospital like it was done many many moons ago?

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Apparently the MONOC Director Vince Robbins was on News 12 today talking about the Paramedic cuts he was doing in our area. I did not see the report myself but from what I was told, it was strictly the MONOC side of the story and that our area would have to rely on surrounding units or do without Paramedic services. I am told the report is also available on the News 12 web site.

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Boy, its a good thing St. Barnabas contracted MONOC to run their Paramedic units isn't it. That worked well didn't it?

Unlike having a local hospital run the units, where the community's welfare plays into decision making, Mr. Robbins is strictly looking at the $$$. He has no connection to our area whatsoever sp why would he care? Yes I know the billing issues in the state need to be changed but why take this course. This tactic is not a good way to get support for his cause. It is only alienating MONOC more from those they (used to) serve.

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Unfortunately, Like it or not, much like with the hospital itself, you CANNOT force a priavte company to operate in a certain area. Once Hospitals began operating os a "For Profit" business, this sort of thing became inevitable, and things will only get worse before they get any better.

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I FOUGHT LAST TIME TO GET THEM THEIR BECAUSE MY BEST FRIEND DIED FROM NOT BREATHING TOOK 911 FOR TIME TO GET THIER TO THE SCENE I DONT WANT ANY PERSON OR KIDS TO GET HURT AND DIE BECAUSE THEY TO STUPID TO THINK THAT IF THEY LEAVE FOR GOOD NOMORE DEAD PEOPLE THAT WRONG

IF THEY GO THAT MEANS MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE INSTEAD MORE PEOPLE LIVING WHAT THEY TRYING TO DO TRYING TO KILL PEOPLE THAT BE LESS PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY THEY ARE WRONG I HOPE THEY STAY THE PEOPLE LIVE LONGER THEN DYING FASTER

(FIGHT YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP THEM HERE) :D:ph34r::angry::angry::angry::angry:

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This was just announced over the last few days.

West Hudson Hospital was closed down and an agreement was reached that a 24 hours Paramedic unit would be based in the area to provide services in the absence of the hospital.

MONOC has determined that this area does not live up to their standards, they can not make money in the area and threatened to remove one of the two units providing services to the area and to scale the other one back to operate from 7 am to 11pm.

Well someone stepped up and this was changed. As it stands now the Kearny unit will operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week. And the sister unit in Belleville (At Clara Maass I think) will operate from 7am to 7pm. HOWEVER at night the unit from Kearny is being relocated from Kearny to Belleville for the entire evening. Why is this? Could there be two different agreements being made, one for closing West Hudson and the other with Belleville / Nutley?

How many lives must be destroyed for the might dollar, Mr. Robbins?

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This was just announced over the last few days. 

West Hudson Hospital was closed down and an agreement was reached that a 24 hours Paramedic unit would be based in the area to provide services in the absence of the hospital. 

MONOC has determined that this area does not live up to their standards, they can not make money in the area and threatened to remove one of the two units providing services to the area and to scale the other one back to operate from 7 am to 11pm. 

Well someone stepped up and this was changed.  As it stands now the Kearny unit will operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  And the sister unit in Belleville (At Clara Maass I think) will operate from 7am to 7pm.  HOWEVER at night the unit from Kearny is being relocated from Kearny to Belleville for the entire evening.  Why is this?  Could there be two different agreements being made, one for closing West Hudson and the other with Belleville / Nutley? 

How many lives must be destroyed for the might dollar, Mr. Robbins?

i hope u all know who to thank for that , the Harrison Fire Chief Tom Dologhan

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Ok..exactly HOW is a fire chief responsible for St Barnabas being cheap??????

he is respnsible for getting the medics back to the area , he was the one to step up unlike the other people that so call care about the people in our towns , so a lil thanks goes out to him, u never know when u or your family might be in need

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he is respnsible for getting the medics back to the area , he was the one to step up unlike the other people that so call care about the people in our towns , so a lil thanks goes out to him, u never know when u or your family might be in need

My mistake i had read your post wrong, i thought you were BLAMING Dolaghan for the Medics closing.

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i  hope u all know who to thank for that , the Harrison Fire Chief Tom Dologhan

How in the world can you be that idiotic as to blame this on him? He is fighting to keep them, or some sort of alternatives!

Wake up !

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How in the world can you be that idiotic as to blame this on him?  He is fighting to keep them, or some sort of alternatives!

Wake up !

hey a**hole read what the poster posted, he said u can thank him for stepping up and keeping the medics around, but u must smoke alot of that funny stuff not to be able to understand that post

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:blink: O.K. O.K. all it was misunderstood let's put the energy into some good! B) I am a medic too and I think we all can find better to do GO DOLAGHAN & ALL!!!
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