New responsibilities mean more opportunities. That's the case in Nova Scotia where allied health-care practitioners are taking on new roles.
New legislation means midwives are now part of primary maternity care teams, working alongside family physicians and other primary health-care providers to deliver care.
We are the first province in Canada to equip all its ambulances with electronic patient records and defibrillators capable of performing the same type of tests on a patient at the scene, as in the hospital. Paramedics responding to medical emergencies now have a faster and more accurate way to track patient information and access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
A new course to train medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) was launched at the Nova Scotia Community College - a first-rate training ground for many allied health professions. Each year, Nova Scotia will train and certify 25 new MLTs. We'll even pay your tuition if you'll work in Nova Scotia for two years.