Seniors afraid to call an ambulance: advocate Published Friday September 25th, 2009

Conservatives to endorse free ambulance service at weekend policy meeting in Moncton

"People are neglecting themselves by not going to the hospital," says Cecile Cassista of Riverview, executive director of the Coalition for Nursing Home Residents' Rights. "They do not call an ambulance because they are afraid they won't be able to pay the bill. They feel sick but can't diagnose themselves, so they hesitate to go and sometimes it is too late."