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Helipad at PCH closed due to damage


November 18, 2020
By Rachel Collier, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Eastern Graphic

When a helicopter tried to land at Prince County Hospital on a windy day, recently, the additional wind force from the helicopter’s main rotor blades ripped siding off the building.

“The helipad is now closed and it probably won’t be open until January,” said Arlene Gallant-Bernard, chief administrative officer for Hospital Services West.

When ripped off the building, the siding became a hazardous projectile.

Ms Gallant-Bernard said helicopters have been landing at Slemon Park ever since.

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“But it’s a bit of a delay because people have to go out there,” she added.

Slemon Park is about an 8 minute trip from the hospital when driving a non-emergency response vehicle.


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