This year, the Nova Scotia Paramedic Society would like to recognize this Medic Monday by reflecting on our professional progress with over 100+ years of services to Nova Scotia communities. During this time, we have seen leaders like Helen Creighton, who drove a Red Cross ambulance on a caravan throughout remote areas of the province. The late 60’s saw the very first threat of job action, forcing government to listen to our unique needs, and more recently, recommendations of the Murphy Report have made our profession what it is today. Over the years our profession has taken small steps forward, but as we look back we have come a long way in a short time.
As we gather together in our various regions and workplaces to celebrate Medic Monday, I invite each of you to embrace this opportunity to thank fellow paramedics for their contributions in practice, education and research in the spirit of our profession.
Executive Director for the Nova Scotia Paramedic Society