Bluewater Health Helipad Achieves Transport Canada Certification

Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 10:19am

Transport Canada has officially certified Bluewater Health’s helipad for day-use. Officials were on-site late October, and the helipad is now operational for day-use, effective immediately.

Night-use of the helipad will be granted as full certification is completed.

Bluewater Health first started exploring the helipad project in 2017. Construction was finalized in September 2022, and application for Transport Canada certification submitted.

Prior to the helipad, Bluewater Health has relied on ground emergency medical services (EMS) and the Sarnia Chris Hadfield airport for patient transfers. When a patient is critically ill, every single minute saved in transportation, drastically increases the likelihood of a positive outcome. For some this can be a matter of life or death.

In a time where hospitals across the province are experiencing historical pressures, this new community resource will prove invaluable.

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