North Island hospital heliports to begin operations Wednesday
A helicopter on the helipad at the Comox Valley Hospital. Photo courtesy Island Health.
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.