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 it’s a complex problem that won’t be easily solved.

The International Union of Operating Engineers local 727, which represents paramedics, has been ringing alarm bells over ambulance offload delays for months.