Aug. 28, 2013, Winnipeg - Health sources in Manitoba tell CBC News there is growing concern over the STARS air ambulance program and patient management, as several cases are currently under clinical review by the province.
We Canadians often take our health-care system for granted, especially those of us who live in the densely populated southern regions of the country.
July 5, 2013, Ottawa - For more than a year, ORNGE has banned a “vital” procedure allowing paramedics to hop out of a hovering air ambulance helicopter and quickly get to a patient needing urgent medical care.
June 11, 2013, Fort McMurray, Alta. – The head of the emergency room at Fort McMurray Hospital says people are dying because the hospital doesn't have its own heli-pad.
May 31, 2013, Salmon Arm, B.C. - Life or death or not, emergency helicopters are no longer permitted to land in the Jackson campus field adjacent to Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
May 29, 2013, Winnipeg - The photos of the mangled wreckage of Amanda Legault's SUV cause one to wonder how anyone could have survived such a crash.
May 8, 2013 – Eurocopter has received a firm order for 17 twin-engine EC135s from the Turkish Aeronautical Association's THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm, which will use the helicopters to perform medical airlift duties.
March 6, 2013, Edmonton - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says moving emergency air ambulance services south of Edmonton will not put patients' lives at risk.
March 7, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a fleet of AW139 twin engine helicopters to equip the Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Jan. 25, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. - Ornge, Ontario's provider of air ambulance and related services, is improving patient safety with a new interim interior for its fleet of AW139 helicopters that will allow paramedics to perform CPR at any time during flight.
Jan. 8, 2013, Prince George, B.C. - The idea of a non-profit organization operating a helicopter air ambulance out of Prince George is misguided, according to the union representing B.C. paramedics.
Oct. 22, 2012, Seattle, Wa. - American Eurocopter continues to maintain its position as the leader in the U.S. air medical services industry with a market share of 60% and more than 630 of its aircraft currently in air medical service across the country.
Sept. 28, 2012, London, U.K. - The benefits and cost effectiveness of helicopter transport for severely injured patients is of continued debate. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care shows that for severe blunt trauma, patients transported by helicopter had a lower risk of death, compared to those transported by road.
Sept. 14, 2012, Calgary - For the second year in a row, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is partnering with some of Alberta's most influential business leaders for CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS, a fundraiser that has been deemed a one-of-a-kind, unique fundraising initiative. Last year's inaugural event raised more than $1.3 million, making it STARS' largest one-day fundraiser in history.
Sept. 13, 2012, Mississauga, Ont. - Ornge, Ontario's provider of air ambulance and related services, has announced a new dedicated patient flight service for the Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury corridor.
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