HSAA in the News

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.06.01

The opioid crisis: Calgary paramedic Travis Asplund says: “It’s in the suburbs, it’s pretty much everywhere — rich, poor, low-income housing and big mansions.”

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.05.31
Emergency, Emergency Communications Officer, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, Emergency Vehicle Operator

Paramedics will undergo a new two-day critical-incident training course, health officials announced Tuesday, as police charged a man in connection with a confrontation on Calgary's Deerfoot Trail that injured two paramedics and a police officer.

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.05.30
Emergency, Emergency Communications Officer, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, Emergency Vehicle Operator
Calgary Metro EMS

A paramedic was seriously injured in a confrontation with an aggressive patient at the scene of a four-car collision on Deerfoot Trail Monday during the evening commute. A second paramedic and a police officer also received minor injuries in the incident that shut down traffic between 17th Avenue S.E. and Memorial Drive for more than an hour around 4 p.m.

by Kim Adonyi-Keegan
2017.05.25

Unions in Alberta are applauding the NDP government's move to revise the province's labour laws: "We have been under imbalanced labour laws for the last 30 years," president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, Michael Parker, said. "We're not leading the pack in all of this, but it puts us in line with the rest of the country as far as labour laws go."

by Terry Inigo-Jones
2017.03.20
Emergency, Emergency Communications Officer, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, Emergency Vehicle Operator

The president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta says a planned funding cut to the province’s ambulance services will lead to more ambulance shortages and code red alerts. A code red alert is called whenever there are no ambulances available to respond to emergency calls.

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