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Transport Canada gives all clear for hospital’s helipad

Transport Canada gives all clear for hospital's helipad

An Ornge helicopter at Bluewater Health's helipad in Sarnia.
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p14 October 2022. (Blackburn Media photo)An Ornge helicopter at Bluewater Health's helipad in Sarnia.

14 October 2022. (Blackburn Media photo)By November 24, 2022 11:48am

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Bluewater Health has received Transport Canada certification to use the new helipad at Sarnia's hospital during the day. The day-use certification comes into effect immediately. The hospital said use of the helipad at night will be granted as full certification is completed.

Transport Canada officials got a first-hand look at the new helipad in October. Construction of the helipad was completed in September, years after the project was first explored in 2017. "In a time where hospitals across the province are experiencing historical pressures, this new community resource will prove invaluable," read a Bluewater Health media release.

Until now, Bluewater Health had relied on ground ambulances or patient transfers from Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport.

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