BROSSARD, QC, July 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Today was a special day at
AIRMEDIC's Saint-Hubert Base as Christian Trudeau, president and CEO,
revealed the AIRMEDIC fleet and explained the operating model that has
propelled the company into the skies. AIRMEDIC offers helicopter and
airplane emergency medical services to the general public, businesses,
and hospitals across Quebec—24/7, 365 days a year. "When it's time to
save lives, AIRMEDIC now has the capacity to intervene anywhere in
Quebec, from major cities to remote wilderness areas, as quickly as
humanly possible," said Christian Trudeau.
Major investments and a winning operational structure
A 25 million dollar investment this spring enabled AIRMEDIC to swiftly
set up a high-performance operational structure.
Just two months after the company was founded, AIRMEDIC already boasts a
state-of-the-art fleet comprising four helicopters and one Pilatus PC12
plane. Further acquisitions are planned for the coming months. Rescue
operations launch from four strategically located bases—Saint-Hubert,
the Laurentians, Quebec City, and Saguenay. AIRMEDIC is already
planning to open a fifth base in Chibougamau, and looking into
The success of AIRMEDIC's mission hinges on the company's devoted,
highly professional staff of close to fifty. Its medical intervention
teams are made up of seasoned helicopter and airplane pilots, a medical
director with expertise in emergency medicine, and experienced nursing
and paramedic professionals with specialized aeromedical training.
"Our investments have created fifty new jobs across Quebec, but that's
not all," Trudeau added. "We have also built a unique business—the only
one of its kind in Quebec."
An essential service for the population of Quebec
Several factors paved the way for AIRMEDIC to take its place in the
world of emergency medical care. Paramount among them is the need to
treat injured patients immediately, within the time period known as the
"golden hour"—often a matter of life and death in emergency medical
situations. The "golden hour" principle holds that administering care
in the first hour following a traumatic injury will decrease the risk of death,
complications, and aftereffects.
"Quebec was one of the few places in the western world without an
established service of this kind. AIRMEDIC is providing an essential
service to the public, private businesses, and hospitals," Mr. Trudeau
said in closing.
With annual membership fees starting at $120, AIRMEDIC services are
accessible to everyone, anywhere in the province.
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In addition to emergency medical care for individuals, AIRMEDIC also
offers hospital-to-hospital service and transport for both organs and
transplant recipients. When waiting is not an option, AIRMEDIC can make
all the difference.
For further information:
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Phone: 418-648-1233, ext. 232