Government announces plans for implementing self-regulation of Manitoba paramedics
Nov 23, 2016
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky commended the government’s announcement today that plans are underway to implement self-regulation of Manitoba paramedics.
Speaking at the new conference, she said the MGEU represents almost all of the province’s 1,000+ paramedics and has been advocating for years for self-regulation.
“Our paramedics are dedicated health professionals,” she said, “This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.”
She thanked the government for coming forward as an early advocate for self-regulation and for maintaining the position that paramedicine deserves to be recognized as a profession.
“I look forward to meeting soon with Reg Toews, who will be leading the consultation with stakeholders,” she said.
Gawronsky also acknowledged the contributions of the Paramedic Association of Manitoba in moving the process forward.
“Your strength and knowledge was inspiring, and all Manitoba paramedics owe you their thanks for your hard work on this file,” she said. “All of us as Manitobans will benefit from this commitment to professionalizing EMS care.”