Death of veteran paramedic prompts call for better PTSD care

Information Morning - NS

The sudden death of a veteran first responder last week has left the province's paramedic community mourning. Scott Barteaux passed away suddenly on May 23rd. It is not known whether PTSD was a factor in Barteaux's death. But paradmedics union says more needs to be done so that first responders have timely access to mental health treatment from workplace stress. Terry Chapman is CEO and business manager for IUOE Local 727, which represents paramedics in Nova Scotia.

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