Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Review

HEMS – An Alberta Solution

Thank you for visiting Together4Health. We have restarted the HEMS Review following a temporary pause to allow our teams to focus on Alberta's response to COVID-19.

Helicopter air ambulances provide a vital service to Albertans across the province. As we review these services, we want your feedback to ensure that the needs of all Albertans are met in the most effective way possible.

Through a full review of Alberta’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) program we aim to more clearly define the role of HEMS providers, unify practices and procedures across the province, and determine the most effective funding model.

We want your input!

AHS wants to ensure that Albertans have a voice in the HEMS review.

Our project team will be looking at standards (aviation and medical), governance (accountability framework) and the affordability/sustainability of HEMS in Alberta. Fixed-wing air ambulance services, ground EMS services, and Search & Rescue activities prior to medical transport are all excluded from this review.

Since launching the review on November 22, 2019, we have invited participation from stakeholders across the Province. We have added a new survey and invite you to share your perspectives.

We will be hosting 2 webinars on Thursday, July 16, and welcome you to join us. Please note - we were experiencing some technical difficulties with the HEMS Review email which have since been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

As always, we welcome Albertans to contact us about exploring further engagement opportunities. Please email us at HEMSReview@ahs.ca if you’d like to learn more.

HEMS – An Alberta Solution

Thank you for visiting Together4Health. We have restarted the HEMS Review following a temporary pause to allow our teams to focus on Alberta's response to COVID-19.

Helicopter air ambulances provide a vital service to Albertans across the province. As we review these services, we want your feedback to ensure that the needs of all Albertans are met in the most effective way possible.

Through a full review of Alberta’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) program we aim to more clearly define the role of HEMS providers, unify practices and procedures across the province, and determine the most effective funding model.

We want your input!

AHS wants to ensure that Albertans have a voice in the HEMS review.

Our project team will be looking at standards (aviation and medical), governance (accountability framework) and the affordability/sustainability of HEMS in Alberta. Fixed-wing air ambulance services, ground EMS services, and Search & Rescue activities prior to medical transport are all excluded from this review.

Since launching the review on November 22, 2019, we have invited participation from stakeholders across the Province. We have added a new survey and invite you to share your perspectives.

We will be hosting 2 webinars on Thursday, July 16, and welcome you to join us. Please note - we were experiencing some technical difficulties with the HEMS Review email which have since been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

As always, we welcome Albertans to contact us about exploring further engagement opportunities. Please email us at HEMSReview@ahs.ca if you’d like to learn more.

  • AHS EMS shares details of HEMS review

    5 months ago

    AHS EMS shares more information in response to an opinion article published recently in the Ponoka News.

    AHS EMS shares more information in response to an opinion article published recently in the Ponoka News.