STARS responding to more calls
from Winnipeg Sun
Manitoba's air ambulance is flying to emergency scenes far more often over the past few months, thanks to new response rules. The Winnipeg base of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society saw its number of takeoffs soar after criteria triggering its automatic dispatch broadened to cover more vehicle collisions and medical calls. Previously, the chopper would only be sent out immediately if a patient was trapped in a vehicle or already unconscious, not just at risk of critical injury, according to STARS.
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