Mon, May 28: The Nova Scotia paramedic community is mourning the loss of one of their own. Although the official cause of his death hasn’t been released – the community he represents is urging one another to support each other in times of struggle. Alexa MacLean has more on barriers to support for first responders in the province.
Death of veteran paramedic prompts call for better PTSD care
Information Morning – NS
The sudden death of a veteran first responder last week has left the province’s paramedic community mourning. Scott Barteaux passed away suddenly on May 23rd. It is not known whether PTSD was a factor in Barteaux’s death. But paramedics union says more needs to be done so that first responders have timely access to mental health treatment from workplace stress. Terry Chapman is CEO and business manager for IUOE Local 727, which represents paramedics in Nova Scotia.