Collectively our ACCESS team has integrated the Air Ambulance service throughout the NWT and has improved the quality of medical care in the air transport environment, the efficiency of patient transport and the working environment of our staff.
Both Air Tindi and AMS have successfully built more than 25 partnerships in the Territories that not only result in revenue for our Indigenous partners, they also provide scholarships, and apprenticeships for those looking to build rewarding careers in healthcare or aviation fields while also providing funding specifically for women’s wellness programs and youth infrastructure initiatives.
AMS has created joint working partnerships with both the Stanton Territorial Hospital and the Inuvik Regional Hospital that allow our Flight Medical Personnel in-hospital time to maintain their practitioner skills. In turn, AMS provides the hospital staff with Continuing Medical Education (CME) training in procedures and techniques related to Emergency Medicine management.
ACCESS Air Ambulance has 2 operational bases, one in Yellowknife and one in Inuvik. We service 33 NWT communities and, on average, have 1300 patient transports per year. We transport critical, emergent and urgent patients while also performing repatriation flights to return patients to their communities.
We enhance our operational efficiency between our ACCESS bases by use of ramp transfers, thus reducing the amount of time that the Air Ambulance Service is interrupted in any one region.
ACCESS Air Ambulance also provides emergency support services to other jurisdictions including Nunavut, Yukon, Alberta, and British Columbia.