Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey told the Legislature the Northern Patient Transport Program provides an essential service to rural and northern Manitobans. He stated he was honored to stand and bring forward Bill 235 the Emergency Medical Response and Stretcher Transportation Amendment Act for the House’s consideration. He explained traveling out of your home community to seek the care you need alone can be difficult particularly coming out of some of the northern communities. He said this act would require that financial assistance be provided for non-medical escorts which includes any person who provides support and assistance to the person seeking care.
This was first reading of the Bill in the Legislature.