Alberta’s overwhelmed ICUs near capacity, military support being deployed – CTV

Sept. 24, 202

CALGARY – The Canadian Armed Forces has confirmed that it will be sending resources to help with Alberta’s overwhelmed intensive care units facing unprecedented patient numbers during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aircraft and crews are being assembled to transfer ICU patients to hospitals in other parts of the country. The team is expected to be deployed to Alberta as early as Friday.

Details of the aeromedical transportation co-ordination are currently being developed.

“Our teams have already begun liaising and further planning,” read a statement from National Defence.

Up to eight nurses with ICU training could also arrive in the province by the end of the weekend.

The province reached out to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair earlier this week calling for help from the federal government.

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