The provincial government wants to hear from the public on improving the Newfoundland and Labrador road ambulance program following a road ambulance review completed by the Fitch-Helleur partnership which was released Oct. 7.
“The ambulance report outlines a series of recommendations to enhance the delivery of ambulance services,” Minister of Health and Community Services Susan Sullivan said in a news release.
“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 review provides a comprehensive overview of the current road ambulance system and makes 10 key recommendations.
Sullivan said the feedback will help guide the provincial government to develope an implementation plan and lead to improvements of the road ambulance program.
The report can be found online at www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/pdf/Newfoundland_Labrador_Ambulance_Program_Review.pdf or anyone interested in obtaining a printed version can call 1-855-729-0333.
The public can provide input online at www.health.gov.nl.ca/
health/ambulancereview.html, through email at ambulance-review 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 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 will be held with ambulance operators, professionals and stakeholders over the next several weeks.
The Western Star