The EHS LifeFlight program uses a consistent approach when considering each request to ensure the most appropriate mode of transportation is utilized, taking into account factors such as patient acuity, location and time of day.
EHS LifeFlight has three transport vehicle options available for response:
· Ground Ambulance
Helicopter and Airplane Launch Times
Pending weather checks, the helicopter and the airplane will be airborne within 20 minutes 24 hours per day
Neonatal / Pediatric RN, Obstetrics RN and RRT (based at the IWK) are either picked up at the hospital by ground ambulance, Hospital Heliport, Point Pleasant Park Helipad or the Halifax Stanfield International Airport