Today in the House of Assembly, the NDP Caucus called for government to take responsibility for the current state of the provincial ambulance system and move forward with recommendations from the Fitch report dating back to 2013.
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 (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 (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 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.
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.