Mayor of Dalhousie: Ambulance staffing shortage continues to plague northern New Brunswick

Municipal representatives in northern New Brunswick say ambulance staffing continues to plague their region.

Dalhousie mayor Normand Pelletier tells the Tribune only two of the region's usual seven ambulances were staffed last weekend.

Though it confirms there were only two local ambulances staffed at the time due to a combination of staffing shortage, worksafe and sick leaves, Medavie, the company managing ambulance services, says ambulances from other regions were brought in for support.

Medavie says there was no significant impact to services and that there was only one reported delay.

But Pelletier says that's not good enough and that he intends to bring up the issue with the Restigouche Regional Service Commission at its next meeting.

(with files from the Tribune)