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Consultations for N.L.'s new emergency health services and community paramedicine legislation set to begin

Heath Minister Dr. John Haggie speaks with reporters Wednesday about managing health care costs, at Memorial University’s medical school.
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ST. JOHN’S, N.L.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

CANADA

Six public consultations to help inform the drafting of new emergency health services and community paramedicine legislation will be held across the province next week.

In a release announcing details of the consultations, Health and Community Services Minister John Haggie said keeping the integrity of ambulance services in Newfoundland and Labrador is a top priority.

“I am pleased to begin this consultation process so that we may hear from the public about what is important to them,” he said.

“As recommended by Fitch and Associates, this new legislation will help us achieve a modern and reliable road ambulance system, and help ensure the system establishes consistent standards and oversight.”

To register for a session or view the discussion guide, visit www.engagenl.ca.

Written submissions will also be accepted through www.engagenl.ca or may be sent through regular mail to Emergency Health Services and Community Paramedicine Legislation, c/o Department of Health and Community Services, P.O. Box 8700, 1st Floor, West Block, Confederation Building, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 28.

Consultation schedule

Date

Community

Venue

Time

Monday, September 17

St. John’s

The Capital Hotel, 208 Kenmount Rd

2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18

Corner Brook

The Quality Inn

64 Maple Valley Rd

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19

Grand Falls-Windsor

Mount Peyton Hotel

214 Lincoln Road

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 20

Gander

Albatross Hotel

114 Trans-Canada Highway

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday,

September 21

Happy Valley- Goose Bay

Nunacor

169 Hamilton River Rd Suite 100

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday,

September 21

Clarenville

Clarenville Inn

134 Trans-Canada Highway

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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