April 13, 2013
Government of Manitoba Releases the Manitoba EMS System Review
This afternoon, the Minister of Health released the much anticipated Manitoba Emergency Medical System Review. This review was commissioned to “provide guidance and direction facilitating development of a more integrated, responsive, reliable and sustainable system.”
The consultant’s report contains a list of 54 recommendations and describes a 10 year plan that is intended to improve every aspect of Emergency Medical Services in Manitoba. The process included consultations with various stakeholders, including front line medics. MAHCP is proud of our EMS members and grateful for their input into this process.
One of the most encouraging aspects of the report is the desire to move to a more stable, full-time workforce, which is something that MAHCP is very proud to have accomplished by working with the former South Eastman Regional Health authority.
The full report is available here: www.gov.mb.ca/health or click here (Part 1 and Part 2).
We encourage all members to read the report. We will continue to meet with the Department of Emergency Medical Services, Manitoba Health as the plan is put into action over the next number of years. Input and feedback is vital in order that we represent our EMS members throughout the process.