COURTENAY, B.C. – The rooftop heliports at the new Comox Valley and Campbell River hospital campuses will begin operating tomorrow.

The ports will open at 6:00 a.m. at both facilities. Island Health said the start of heliport operations follows the completion of activation processes that included training and orientation of flight crews, clinical staff and heliport operators.

Air ambulance test flights were conducted, along with simulated patient transfers.

Both hospital heliports received certification from Transport Canada in June.