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Government Funds 60 New Paramedic Positions in Rural Manitoba

Posted: May 1, 2018

Government Funds 60 New Paramedic Positions in Rural Manitoba

On Monday, April 30th, MLA Ron Schuler (St. Paul) announced that the Manitoba Government is moving forward with plans to enhance the province's emergency medical services (EMS) system by providing funding for 60 new, full-time paramedic positions.  

Mayor Shelley Hart attended the announcement and spoke of the direct benefits to East St. Paul residents.  "This additional complement of almost 10 new EMS positions in our service area means that paramedics responding to East St. Paul calls for service will be on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, reducing the reliance for on-call staff. This will make a difference in our community,” Hart stated.

Minister Schuler spoke to the province wide investment being made by his government.  "The investment in 60 new full-time paramedic positions will ensure highly skilled professionals are available for emergency dispatch and response at all times of the day, any day of the week, reducing the reliance on on-call staff,” said Schuler.  "Paramedics are a critical part of our health-care system, and the new positions are another step in our government’s commitment to ensuring Manitobans have access to consistent, reliable health care in their community.”

The additional 9.7 full time equivalent positions servicing the residents of East St. Paul will be located at the EMS station in West St. Paul.

For additional information on health system transformation in Manitoba, visit  www.gov.mb.ca/rightcare/index.html.


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