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Independent facilitator to lead helipad review process

If a patient needs helicopter transportation from a remote location, they are being brought to the North Peace Airport and then transported by B.C. Ambulance to the hospital, or by plane to another facility.
 
The committee is made up of representatives from Northern Health, BCAS, the City of Fort St. John, the Peace River Regional District, Energy Services B.C. and the Fort St. John Petroleum Association. It will seek advice from experts, and research and determine the benefits, feasibility and cost of various options for a helipad, as well as for landing at the airport. They will then present their preferred option to Northern Health, with a report expected by the spring.
 
Although a helicopter landing pad was included in the original design of the hospital, Northern Health had determined that it was not needed and could be unsafe. However, several residents and City Councillors expressed their concern about the amount of time it will take to transport patients from the North Peace Airport. 

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