Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Alberta municipalities call on province to fix ambulance system

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Alberta cities and towns want the provincial government to develop a plan to make “urgently needed improvements” to the ambulance system.

Delegates passed a resolution to that effect at last week’s Alberta Municipalities convention.

Mike Parker, the President of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, says they applaud municipalities for stepping up on this issue.

The union points to a time last Thursday, November 18th when no ambulances were available in Calgary and surrounding area, so paramedics from Coaldale had to drive two hours to respond to an emergency call in that city.

“The only solution that will bring immediate change is for the Alberta government to invest in more paramedic and fill the 1,000 vacancies for the health care professionals across the province,” says Parker.

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