Dr. Justin Maloney Cause Of Death, Obituary Unavailable Yet – Dr. Justin Maloney, a long-time Ottawa doctor who was crucial in establishing 911 service and advanced care paramedicine in the capital, died after a cancer struggle.
Maloney was described by the Ottawa Paramedic Association as a wonderful man with an incredible legacy who always sought to do what was right.
The Association noted, “Dr. Justin Maloney has done so much for patients, paramedics, and 9-1-1.” “This man elevated what we do as paramedics and how we do it.” He will always be in our minds.”
Maloney spearheaded a drive to increase paramedicine in the capital, which included establishing 911 as a local emergency number over 30 years ago and bringing advanced care paramedics to the city.
According to ottawa.ctvnews.ca, “You are the symbol of what a ‘Great Canadian’ stands for,” said Dr. Richard Dionne, Medical Director of Regional Paramedic Program of Eastern Ontario in a letter to colleagues, obtained by CTV News.
“All of us here are proud to be your colleagues, family, and friends! We also know you well enough that, as you did on Earth, you will mentor the other ‘Angels’, and change Heaven to be an even better place for all of us, when we join you… Until then, we will miss you Justin!”
In addition to bringing Ottawa its 911 service, Maloney was also a proponent of teaching CPR. He co-founded the Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation, which has taught CPR to millions of high school students across Canada.
“Justin has done more for emergency medicine and response times than anyone in the entire city,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said Wednesday. “Justin Maloney literally saved thousands of lives as a result of his good work.” Ottawa paramedics now respond to hundreds of thousands of 911 calls every year, Poirier said.
Maloney earned his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1971 and worked as a physician in Ottawa for many years. Dr. Michael Austin, an Ottawa Hospital emergency physician, told CTVNewsOttawa.ca that he first met Maloney in 2010. Maloney, he said, was a visionary when it came to improving health care in the city and across Canada. Despite his broad goal, Maloney, according to Austin, never lost sight of the patient.