As September winds down, I want to thank you for opening your doors to me when I was out visiting neighbourhoods this summer, and for reaching out to me to share your concerns at other times too.
The Legislature will open its Fall Session on October 12th and I’ll be carrying those concerns with me to raise with the government.
I continue to chair the province Public Accounts Committee, and next week we will deal with issues related to the province’s ambulance service. Earlier this week, our Auditor General, Kim Adair, delivered a performance audit on Ground Ambulance Services.
The audit makes 14 recommendations related to the service’s management and monitoring by the Department of Health and Wellness and its delivery by Emergency Medical Care Inc., the company contracted by the province to deliver the service for the past quarter century.
The recommendations include re-instating accountability on response times and the direction to clearly define who is accountable for directives at both the Department, and at Nova Scotia Health relating to offload delays at emergency departments.
Find the report and other materials here
PS – Don’t forget the 2nd annual Bedford Fall Market is this Saturday at DeWolf Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There’s more information below!