Thursday, March 19, 2009

Montreal Lacks Emergency Helicopter System

Photo: Dr. Tarek Razek says Montreal does not have an emergency helicopter system. (Mar. 18, 2009)

From CTV:

Montreal is lacking an emergency helicopter system, according to Dr. Tarek Razek, head of the trauma team at the Montreal General Hospital.

"We have no medical helicopter transport system in this region or in western Quebec at all. And it's the only region I've been able to find in the western world," he said.

He notes that Nova Scotia, which is not a wealthy province, has a medical helicopter.

It is a problem that is frustrating for some of Montreal's trauma professionals.

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