Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to send a complaint to the Alberta Ombudsman regarding the decision by AHS on centralizing Ambulance dispatch services. Mayor Chris Spearman brought forward the motion following both the City of Red Deer and M.D. of Wood Buffalo which also sent in a complaint to the Ombudsman.
With Jason Copping taking over as Alberta’s new Health Minister, Mayor Chris Spearman says he’s hoping the complaint will change the mind of the UCP.
Government officials say the consolidation of the EMS dispatch will save the province around six million dollars annually.