A new state of the art emergency medical services station officially opened here yesterday. Premier Greg Selinger says the new 1.2 million dollar facility will mean families living in Flin Flon and surrounding areas will have faster access to care when they need it most. He says the purpose of a good station like this is to be able to reduce response times and when you do that you save lives and you save damage to people when they’re in crisis and that’s what good health care is all about, it’s timely, it’s there when you need it and it makes a difference in people’s lives and quality of life.
Northern Health Region CEO Helga Bryant says in addition to featuring efficient ventilated space for all the ambulances, it includes training and storage space, office space and overall represents a significant improvement from the previous garage only station.
Premier Selinger also stated that’s not all for Flin Flon as planning has begun on a major multi-million dollar project to expand and redevelop the General Hospital’s emergency room and admitting area.