Linked Header

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anger Over Air Ambulance Service

More controversy on Grand Manan about taking patients to the mainland.

Liberal M-L-A Rick Doucet of Charlotte-The Isles tells CHSJ News a woman who had suffered a heart attack had to wait for a few hours for the Air Care plane to arrive even though an Atlantic Charters plane was nearby but was not allowed to be used.

Doucet is calling on the new Health Minister Ted Flemming to get the policy straight.

He later received an email from the daughter-in-law of the person who suffered the heart attack charging the system in place now isn't working and quite frankly "sucks".

Doucet says it should be up to a doctor to have the final say on which plan is used depending on the urgency of the medical emergency.