Critical Condition Investigation

Dam Helicopters expanding air ambulance capabilities for Castlegar area

Dunc Wassick is trying to bring helicopter air ambulance services to the West Kootenay.

 

Helicopter non-profit looks to fill rural B.C. service gaps

TEAAM is a group of paramedics and doctors providing advanced care in difficult to access locations.

 

John White: We need more than a bandage for this wound

It does nothing to address the lack of actual ambulances in the West Kootenay.

 

Exploring the path to healing

BCEHS is looking at several ways to improve service including its Action Plan.

UPDATED: No added hours with new paramedic positions for Castlegar

BCEHS announced the addition of three full-time paramedic positions for Castlegar this week.

John White: Looking to the STARS for a solution

B.C. just needs to reach out to get the ball rolling

Better pre-hospital care could save treatment costs in long run

The yearly cost of injury exceeds $2.8 billion according to Provincial Health Services Authority.

STARS could work in B.C. in time

Experts say it would take a significant political push and a hybrid approach to launch STARS in B.C.

Policy prevents advanced paramedic care in rural areas

Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in rural communities are not allowed to practice at that level.

Is there hope beyond Hope?

“As a government, Premier Horgan is committed to improving the ambulance service.”

Reports support claims of subpar care

The Auditor General of B.C. is working on the second audit of BCEHS.

‘People are dying from treatable medical conditions’

The B.C. Auditor General and the Ombudsman for Forest Safety have produced critical reports.

Personal stories offer insight into why change is needed

One woman shared her family’s experience after her mother became ill in 2016.