Air Ambulance Changes Recommended

The three Labrador Member of House of Assembly (MHA’s) are recommending changes to the provinces Air Ambulance System.

Independent MHA’s, Perry Trimper and Lela Evans and the NDP’s Jordon Brown are suggesting changes they say will enhance efficiency and reduce overall costs.

With Labrador having only part time coverage, private operators are having to respond to emergencies.

They say this can be changed by establishing a single entity of government to operate the entire organization, rather than the three currently overseeing it.

They also recommend a single authority for Air and Ground Ambulance within the same entity of government, as well as leasing a third KingAir 350 to be based in St. John’s, and hiring additional pilots and medical flight staff for Goose Bay to be available for full time response.

They are sharing their recommendations with Health Accord as part of the consultation process.