Ambulances

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.

 

NDP Fire and Emergency Services Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) hopes that the ambulance review and consultation process now underway will bring positive changes to the system as well as some relief to over-worked ambulance attendants.

 
NDP Transportation and Works critic George Murphy

NDP Transportation and Works Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says a recent tragic incident highlights the need for the provincial government to move on the ambulance review it first announced months ago.

 
NDP MHA George Murphy

NDP Emergency Services Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know where the feasibility study of Enhanced 911 services is and whether that study’s results will be included in the recently announced review of the province’s ambulance system.

 

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

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Other provinces have created public ambulance services to ensure that their ambulances have adequate staff and well-equipped vehicles in both rural and urban areas.

 

In the House of Assembly today, NDP MHA George Murphy (St. John's Centre) continued his line of questioning from yesterday on the province’s ambulance system.

“Other provinces have created public ambulance services to ensure that their ambulances have adequate staff and well-equipped vehicles in both rural and urban areas,” Murphy said.

 

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

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

St. John’s East MHA George Murphy had questions about ambulances in the House of Assembly today.

The 2010 Auditor General’s report outlined several problems in enforcing ambulance regulations. At that time the Department of Health and Community Services said it would upgrade the standards manual and the policies and procedures manual to address the problems.

 

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