“We are prepared to give credit where due, but as the union representing a total of more 24,000 health professionals, including EMS, we will continue to advocate for appropriate resources to serve Albertans." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
emergency medical services
"There were 782 calls for help ... [when no ambulances were available], 225 of which were considered high priority," says NAPE President Elect Jerry Earle. "These numbers are truly frightening.”
St. John's (28 April 2015) — The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) is voicing its concerns about increases in "red alerts" on the Northeast Avalon.
“This is a perfect example of the value that skilled EMS professionals bring to Albertans." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
“For the health and well-being of our members, we’d like to see more of these stretchers implemented across the province as soon as possible." — Brent Curry, MGEU Component Director, Emergency Medical Services.
New management positions at EMS add up to over $1 million per year.
Eighty-one per cent say that morale is worse across Alberta.