18th Oct 2011, 16:24
Hi guys, I'd like to know if exists flying doctors in Canada ? I'm writing a story and I was looking for those guys who fly to remote locations in extreme conditions to help out local communities... If you have a contact or two to share it'll be much appreciated !
19th Oct 2011, 21:49
Get in touch with ORNGE at CYQT Thunder Bay.
20th Oct 2011, 00:54
No such thing in Canada. We have medivacs, which are basically flying ambulances. And as mentioned above ORNGE is one of the biggest.
23rd Oct 2011, 18:50
Thanks for the info, guys !
Just want to fly
23rd Oct 2011, 22:36
This sort of thing exists in Scotland linking the remote communities of Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides.
The Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (http://www.emrs.scot.nhs.uk/)
ScottishAmbulance.com - Air Ambulance (http://www.scottishambulance.com/AirAmbulance/Default.aspx)
24th Oct 2011, 13:25
ORNGE uses helicopters and fixed wing a/c. In northwestern Ontario there are a number of isolated first nation communities that have no road access and rely on air transportation. ORNGE provides these places with medevac service.
I saw a video on the internet about an emergency medevac using a King Air flying to Winnipeg, with a critical patient on board. I can't seem to find it but maybe with a bit of searching it will show up.
25th Oct 2011, 15:56
Australia has the Royal Flying Doctors...
Our History | Royal Flying Doctor Service (http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/About-Us/Our-History/)
20th Nov 2011, 05:20
Try talking to Dr. Granger Avery in Port McNeill, BC. I remember reading somewhere that he flies around the mid-coast in a chartered Beaver, holding clinics at various hard-to-reach communities..
20th Nov 2011, 08:24
Thank you so much guys, much appreciated !