August 8, 2022

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08/04/2022

Fredericton, New Brunswick – Some NB paramedics still waiting for retroactive pay after reclassification over a year ago

Monroe County, Florida – Air ambulance nurse suspended over drug log

Charleston, South Carolina – MUSC unveils high tech ambulance for children’s hospital

Miami, Florida – Family says elderly man with dementia died after mistake by ambulance company

Westby, Wisconsin – Governor touts $8 million statewide EMS expansion

Essex, UK – Ambulance centre goes up in flames

Victoria, Australia – Ambulance Victoria calls in military to support high demand

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

** Overtaxed EMS in rural and northern Manitoba reducing residents’ access to basic health care

CANADA NEWS

** Inadequate EMS in rural and northern Manitoba are reducing residents’ access to basic health care. That is the word from City News (Alex Karpa/August 2) which said the lack of paramedics, nurses, and doctors, and the resulting closures of emergency rooms, are also placing added pressure on Winnipeg and more centralized facilities. Doctors Manitoba president Dr. Candace Bradshaw said ER wait times in the city have grown considerably as the problem has worsened. Northern and rural Manitoba, host 68 ERs. Last week only 26 were open round the clock. A further 20 were closed completely, while 22 have reduced their operating hours and close frequently.

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08/03/2022

Montreal, Quebec – Paramedic crisis in Quebec

Houston, Texas – Man crashed stolen ambulance into Whataburger drive thru

Lexington, Kentucky – Woman dies after ambulance gets stuck in flood

East Midlands, UK – Unprecedented delays lead to rise in serious incidents, say East Midlands ambulance chiefs

Scotland, UK – Scots ambulance boss had 999 call handler leave post to pick him and family up from Glasgow Airport

Adelaide, South Australia – Woman, 96, waited 22 hours for an ambulance

Gold Coast, Australia – Man released from jail after he attacked police and paramedics trying to help his family

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