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Queen Victoria Hospital helipad study planned

A helicopter at the Revelstoke Airport. Currently, helicopters transporting patients to Revelstoke
A helicopter at the Revelstoke Airport. Currently, helicopters transporting patients to Revelstoke's Queen Victoria Hospital land at the Revelstoke Airport where BC Ambulance staff pick them up and transport them to the hospital.
— image credit: Aaron Orlando/ Revelstoke Times Review file photo

Revelstoke City Council approved $32,050 in funding for a feasibility study for a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital.

The existing facility at Queen Victoria Hospital has not been used for years because it isn’t up to Transport Canada standards.

The $32,050 in funding is for the first phase of the project, that will include study and design. Red Deer, Alberta-based aerodrome consulting company GroundEffect provided an estimate via Interior Health. The first phase of the study will determine construction costs.

A letter from Queen Victoria Acute Health Services/Site Manager Julie Lowes said the construction costs will be a community fundraising project but Interior Health will provide operating costs once the helipad is complete.

The study funding will come from the city's tourism infrastructure fund.

 

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