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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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

Union urges province to fix ambulance availability issue

July 31, Posted in #codecritical, Latest Post, Recent News

  The union representing Nova Scotia paramedics has been tweeting for five months using #codecritical to raise awareness about ambulance availability. It’s hoping the province will come up with ways to fix administrative delays in offloading patients at hospitals. But that hasn’t happened yet. CBC News Union urges province to fix Ambulance availability issues  

Media Release: Cape Breton Hospital Closures.

June 28, Posted in #codecritical, Press Release, Recent News

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the office of Terry Chapman, Business Manager and Spokesperson for the Union representing Nova Scotia Ground and Air Ambulance Paramedics and RN’s. Hospital closures in Cape Breton, announced by the Liberal Government on June 25th, in this spokespersons opinion, are simply another overacted and under-thought action creating uncertainties and greater …

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