Saint-Hubert, January 26, 2017 – Airmedic, which provides emergency medical assistance by air has completed 2,050 missions since its creation in April 2012, resulting in as many rescues or lives saved. Members, Airmedic, are people of all ages from all across Quebec. Approximately 75% of them felt unwell, while the others had been in an accident. All of them were rapidly transported to the medical establishment most appropriate for their specific health concern.’Speed is key in emergency medical care and often makes the difference between life and death,’ said Airmedic Medical Director, Dr. Luc Londei-Leduc. ‘This is our greatest strength because we not only provide high-speed air transportation, but also patient care in our planes and helicopters. They’re equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices and an aeromedical team is part of the flight crew.’
Airmedic President and CEO, Stephan Huot, explained why his employees find their work rewarding: ‘On any given day they may save a life, successfully deliver a baby far from a specialized hospital, help prevent the further suffering of a man who has broken his leg in a snowmobiling accident, and so on. We are extremely proud that we‘ve so far helped protect the health or save the lives of 2,050 people.’
The Airmedic team also mentioned the touching messages of gratitude they receive regularly: ‘Without you, I wouldn’t be here today. If a helicopter hadn’t come, my dad would have suffered serious consequences and an amputation, or worse.’ Some members also appreciated only having to pay a small fee for transportation worth several thousands of dollars.
These 2,050 missions have put Airmedic on the map as a unique company in Quebec in the field of air ambulance services. Their service meets the urgent needs of individuals, businesses, and hospitals across Quebec. Whether hiking in the wilderness, visiting the cottage, or taking a road trip, Airmedic’s 150,000 members can count on our service, day or night, a service that can make a big difference in their lives, especially when waiting is not an option.
With 120 employees, Airmedic is the only company in Quebec with its own fleet of planes and helicopters dedicated to medical assistance. Its services are exclusively for members, individuals or companies, who have signed up for coverage. Airmedic also provides inter-hospital transfers. The geographic location of the company’s operating and deployment bases makes it possible for them to rapidly intervene across the entire province of Quebec, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
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