Dr. David Swann commends Alberta Health for expanding role of paramedics

Calgary, AB (September 19, 2016): Dr. David Swann is commending Alberta Health for changing authority for paramedics from the Health Disciplines Act to the Health Professionals Act.

The changes, long called for by Dr. Swann, will give paramedics new responsibilities, diagnostic tools and collaboration opportunities.

“By giving these already highly trained men and women further importance, Alberta Health is improving health care access and services for all Albertans,” said Swann.

“I’d like to congratulate Minister Hoffman on making these changes,” continued Swann. “It’s been a long time coming but this transformation in the role of paramedics will improve patient care, emergency room wait times and front-line worker morale – as well as stretching our health care dollars.”