July 5, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government has announced funding for an additional ambulance to be stationed in the Minto-Chipman area.
"Our government has listened to stakeholders and community leaders from this region who requested additional ambulance capacity in this region," said Health Minister Mary Schryer. "This investment will enhance pre-hospital care in the Minto-Chipman area and build on the government's commitment to supporting a world-class ambulance system operated by Ambulance New Brunswick."
The ambulance is expected to be in the Minto-Chipman area in September. It will bring the total number of ambulances in the area to three. Costs to operate the vehicle are estimated at $600,000 per year.
The provincial government established Ambulance New Brunswick in December 2007 to deliver a world-class land, air and emergency dispatch ambulance service. Ambulance New Brunswick has more than 900 paramedics across the province, and they respond to more than 100,000 calls every year.
MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Andrée Bolduc, communications, Department of Health, 506-444-3506.