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FORT NELSON, B.C. – A Fort Nelson air charter service is getting closer to providing medical transport for community members.

Last year, Villers Air Service received a letter of support from council in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality after presenting a plan to provide residents with medical transport.

The company recently signed a medical transport agreement with BC Emergency Health Services, although several needs must be met before the service is fully operational.

On March 14th, councillors agreed to send a letter to the BCEHS, celebrating the agreement and asking for training to be conducted as soon as possible.

Council also wants to know the next steps required before the service can be utilized.

“Council requests that BCEHS utilize the service at every viable opportunity, by ensuring internal awareness through the BCEHS matrix including the Patient Transfer Network for high and low acuity care transfers and patient repatriation,” said the NRRM’s newsletter.

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