Premier Brian Pallister announced in Brandon today that ten new, full-time paramedic positions in the Prairie Mountain Health region will be filled later this year.
“Paramedics are highly skilled, front-line health-care providers who ensure people get the care they need, where they need it,” said Pallister. “By investing in 10 full-time positions in the Prairie Mountain Health region, we can build up staffing levels, reduce the system’s reliance on on-call staff, and improve patient care and outcomes for people in the Westman and Parkland regions.”
The 2019 budget called for an additional 35 positions to be added and strategically spread out across the province. Staffing announcements for the remaining positions will be released at a different date.