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Municipal Affairs Minister Tracey Allard and Alberta’s chief paramedic Darren Sandbeck were also at the meeting.
Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Wood Buffalo currently have the only remaining municipally run ambulance dispatch systems in the province. The rest of Alberta was consolidated into three AHS dispatch centres in 2009.
Multiple provincial governments in the decade since have looked at finishing up the centralization but decided against it. NDP Leader Rachel Notley told reporters in Lethbridge on Thursday that she and former NDP health minister Sarah Hoffman were among those who got the “pitch” on consolidation in 2016, but after reviewing the evidence, they said no.
In August, AHS announced the transition for the final municipalities would go ahe...Read More