Health and Community Services
March 9, 2019

Minister Haggie Responds to Concerns about Ambulance Availability in the Conception Bay North Region

The Department of Health and Community Services has provided a 30-day termination notice to Moore’s Ambulance service. As of April 6, 2019, Moore’s will no longer be funded to provide ambulance services in the Conception Bay North region.

Until April 6, services will continue as normal and will be provided by Moore’s, Eastern Health and local operators Broughton’s Ambulance service and Young’s Ambulance service.

A plan is in place for when the relationship with Moore’s ends on April 6. There will be no disruption in ambulance services. The department is working closely with Eastern Health and local operators Broughton’s Ambulance service and Young’s Ambulance service, to ensure the continued delivery of emergency health services for the region. Area residents should call 911 for emergencies.

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will be available to speak to media on Monday, March 11, at 9:00 a.m. The availability will take place in front of the House of Assembly.

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“People in our communities expect reliable and responsive ambulance services. That is why, we are taking this action. I want to reassure people living in the area that they will have reliable and responsive services. We have a plan in place. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

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2019 03 09                              4:00 p.m.