Ambulance services

Eastern Health promises no changes to service levels with new ambulance provider in Whitbourne

Eastern Health is advising that there has been a change in the ambulance service provider for the Whitbourne area.

The health authority says it’s ensuring the continuation of emergency and routine ambulance service coverage to the region, adding there are no changes to service levels. Residents are advised to continue to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency

Employer rejects partial return to work as House debates essential worker legislation for private ambulances

It was a day of twists and turns Monday as the House of Assembly reconvened for an emergency debate on the three-day private ambulance strike. First, the NDP delayed the debate. Then, the striking ambulance workers offered a partial return to work, but their employer refused. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Striking ambulance workers shift picket line to steps of Confederation Building

Striking ambulance workers moved their picket line to Confederation Building ahead of today’s emergency debate in the House of Assembly. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill was there.

Rural paramedics begin strike with work-to-rule campaign

More than 100 private ambulance workers in rural Newfoundland are now on strike. 

The workers have begun a work-to-rule campaign, but for the time-being they say the general public will not see any change in services. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Political leaders hope for quick resolution to paramedic strike action 

 Party leaders are hopeful there will be a quick resolution to the paramedic strike, but the government says it’s willing to step in if necessary. NTV’s Beth Penney has the details. 

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