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Paramedics union paints dire picture of response times, overall workload

A provincial Code Red sounded at the government health committee meeting Thursday.

MLA Tammy Martin asked paramedics union executive Terry Chapman what happens if someone calls 911 from New Waterford for a loved one in cardiac arrest and the nearest ambulance is in Baddeck.

“You wait, you wait with a person that will probably be not living when they arrive,” Chapman responded.

MLA Tammy Martin.
MLA Tammy Martin.

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