The provincial government said Friday it wants more voices in the debate on how to improve the road ambulance service.
© Geraldine Brophy
Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan.
A road ambulance review was released on Oct. 7 and provides an overview of the current road ambulance system and makes 10 key recommendations.
A news release notes that members of the public are invited to provide their input online at www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/ambulancereview.html, through email at email@example.com or by regular mail: Department of Health and Community Services, Ambulance Review, P.O. Box 8700, 1st Floor, West Block, Confederation Building, St. John's, NL, A1B 4J6.
Responses will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Participants will be asked to provide general or specific comments on the review; challenges and proposed solutions to the recommendations; and, to identify any recommendations they feel are missing from the review.
In conjunction with the public feedback option, in-person discussions, led by the Office of Public Engagement, are being held with ambulance operators, professionals and stakeholders over the next several weeks.
“The ambulance report outlines a series of recommendations to enhance the delivery of ambulance services,” said Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services. “We want to give the users of the ambulance system — the operators, professionals and the public — an opportunity to read the report and express their thoughts on the findings and recommendations.
“The feedback we receive will help guide the provincial government with the development of an implementation plan and lead to the improvement of the road ambulance program.”
The road ambulance review was completed by the Fitch-Helleur partnership and was released on Oct. 7. The review provides a comprehensive overview of the current road ambulance system and makes 10 key recommendations to help create a more effective and efficient ambulance program for Newfoundland and Labrador.
To access a copy of the report, visit www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/pdf/Newfoundland_Labrador_Ambulance_Program_Review.pdf
or call 1-855-729-0333 to request a printed version.