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Nova Scotia Recognizes Paramedics on Medic Monday

Sep 26, 2022 | 12:34 PM

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Today is Medic Monday.

A day that recognizes the hard work of Nova Scotia’s paramedics and their vital role in delivering health care.

Minister of Health and Wellness Michelle Thompson says paramedics have a special place in the hearts of Nova Scotians and would like to thank them for their commitment to save lives, adding that while people stayed home during Hurricane Fiona, paramedics were on the job and on the roads responding to emergencies. On Saturday, Emergency Health Services received its highest one-day call volume on record.

Since paramedics play a vital part in healthcare, Nova Scotia has made investments to make their jobs easier. This includes the installation of power stretchers and loaders in ambulances, hiring more patient transport drivers so paramedics can focus on emergency calls, and by approving a new temporary licence so that graduating paramedics can start working in the field sooner.

“In the 10 years I have been a paramedic, I have seen many clinical and operational advancements to meet the needs of our patients. The level of prehospital care paramedics continue to deliver to Nova Scotians on a daily basis is something that should fill us all with pride.” Says Halifax Regional Municipality Paramedic Ryan Matthews. “On this Medic Monday, I feel so privileged to be able to work alongside these dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals.”

Medic Monday has been recognized on the last Monday of September since 2013.


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