The province says it’s expanding the patient transfer service in an effort to to relieve pressure on paramedics.
The Progressive Conservative government says it will spend 3.1 million dollars a year to add 28 new non-paramedic drivers.
It says the move will free up paramedics now required to drive the vehicles that take patients between hospitals.
It says a new vehicle will be added to the medical transport service in Sydney this week.
The government says it’s also going to spend $1.9 million a year to operate an extra eight vans with the medical transport service fleet.