Notice of Operation Policy re Covid-19

March 17, Posted in Covid-19, Latest Post, Recent News, Uncategorized

COVID-19 NOTICE MARCH 16, 2020 As the situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) quickly evolves, we want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our employees, counterparts and the community safe. Until further notice, these safety measures will dictate a change to how we maintain and provide services from this …

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New letter writing campaign – Release the Fitch Report

January 18, Posted in Latest Post, Press Release, Recent News

Starting today, we’re launching an online letter writing campaign calling on government to release the full, un-redacted Fitch Report. This report was paid for by Nova Scotians at a cost of approximately $144,000 – and we deserve to see it! Click here  to fill out the form and add your voice. Our templated letter will …

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NS Health Care Workers Need Assurances On Safety Equipment

April 3, Posted in Covid-19, Latest Post, Press Release, Recent News

NS Health Care Workers Need Assurances On Safety Equipment Five unions representing health care workers providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic are calling on government and employers to sign onto a safety protocol that would ensure these frontline workers feel protected and supported during this unprecedented time. The NSGEU, NSNU, CUPE, Unifor and IUOE jointly …

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News Release: Maritime Paramedic Union Conference

November 16, Posted in #codecritical, Press Release, Recent News

  First Annual Maritime Paramedic Union Conference takes place   Halifax, Nova Scotia – On Wednesday, Paramedic and Dispatcher Unions from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI met for the first time in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to discuss issues paramedics and dispatchers are facing in their provinces. Ambulance services in each of these provinces are …

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Nova Scotia orders EHS review as paramedics’ work concerns continue: CBC news

August 8, Posted in #codecritical, Latest Post, Recent News

  The Nova Scotia government is preparing to do a system-design review of EHS as the union representing paramedics continues to sound the alarm about understaffed ambulances and service shortages around the province. The union released data this week collected during July that shows increasing numbers of ambulances are either out of service or not …

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EHS working with province on ambulance solutions: CBC News

August 3, Posted in #codecritical, Latest Post, Recent News

There’s probably no single solution,’ says interim head of emergency medicine at NSHA central zone   Health-care officials are grappling with the problem of ambulances being tied up at larger hospitals across Nova Scotia. Offloading patients has become a slow process when hospital beds are at or near capacity. Those working in the system say …

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Nova Scotia paramedic union says Emergency Health Services review long overdue: The Star Halifax

, Posted in #codecritical, Recent News, Uncategorized

HALIFAX—After more than a year of nurses, paramedics and doctors pointing to problems in emergency health care in Nova Scotia, the province is looking for someone to take a critical look at one part of the ailing system.   https://www.thestar.com/halifax/2018/08/02/nova-scotia-paramedic-union-says-emergency-health-services-review-long-overdue.html