Ambulances

NDP FES critic George Murphy

The NDP Critic for Fire & Emergency Services wants to know why government has kept private ambulance operators waiting more than two years for a contract. George Murphy (MHA, St.

 
NDP Fire & Emergency Services Critic George Murphy

The NDP critic for Fire and Emergency Services says recent Red Alerts – situations when the northeast Avalon was left without ambulances – need immediate government attention. George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) took government to task on the situation today in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says there are numerous examples, some of which make regular headlines, of private businesses failing at their jobs of providing vital services for the people of the province.

 
NDP Service NL Critic George Murphy

NDP Service NL critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the ambulance situation at Eastern Health is getting worse and without prompt action may reach crisis level. Murphy attended a demonstration held by paramedics at Confederation Building today, and brought their concerns to Question Period in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP FES Critic George Murphy

NDP Fire and Emergency Services critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says government must stop the foot-dragging on the province’s ambulance services, and start work to improve the system. Murphy has been speaking regularly with paramedics; today he brought their concerns to Question Period in the House of Assembly.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I think that the minister needs to go down to Burin and look at the doctor situation there, because there is a chronic shortage already.

 
NDP Fire and Emergency Services Critic George Murphy

NDP Fire and Emergency Services critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is hopeful government will act quickly in response to a consultant’s report on the provincial road ambulance system.

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

Two NDP MHAs say government must act now to fix the provincial ambulance program before the situation in rural communities gets any worse. Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) and Service NL Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) say recent cases have highlighted the urgency.

 

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is calling for government to release the findings of the review of the Provincial Ambulance Program.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

We are looking forward to seeing some of those statistics too when she makes them available. Mr. Speaker, the Health Estimates last week revealed that indeed the ambulance review is coming up.

 

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