Bathurst's 'advanced care paramedic' program to be made permanent

The provincial government says it plans to expand its advanced care paramedic pilot program.

Advanced care paramedics are able to provide ambulances with additional support as they respond to the most challenging emergency calls.

Officials say the program's existing sites in Bathurst, Saint John, and Moncton are being made permanent while a new site will be rolled out in Fredericton.

(with files from the Canadian Press)