HSAA in the News
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.
The union representing paramedics employed by Alberta Health Services says reduced funding for ambulance services in the provincial budget could lead to more frequent “code reds.”
The Health Sciences Association of Alberta is saying the issues are bigger than response times - it's a matter of staffing and resources.
A Medicine Hat plan to have fire crews attend medical emergencies when ambulances are not available or would take longer to arrive is “a Band-Aid” on an underfunded paramedic system, says the president of HSAA.