Air ambulance ready to allow parents aboard with children by July: Quebec govt –

June 25, 2018

But Nunavimmiut still dismayed by minister’s comments

Quebec’s Ministry of Health said the government’s revised policy that allows parents to accompany their children on its air ambulance should be implemented by July.

Earlier this year, Montreal doctors raised concerns that sick or injured children were being flown in the province’s Challenger jet air ambulance, which serves Quebec’s northern and remote regions, while their parents had to take commercial flights to join them in southern hospitals.

The doctors said the policy puts undue stress on families and that Nunavimmiut are bearing the brunt of that.

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