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Rescuers Reunite<img alt="Patient meets paramedics who rescued him" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Rescuers%20Reunite.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Rescuers ReuniteA month after a near-death experience, 66-year-old John Scott was standing tall and shaking hands with some of his rescuers including advanced care paramedics Roy Desveaux and Kirin Sekhon.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/rescuers-reunite2016-12-20T08:00:00Z
Santa spreads holiday cheer to children in hospitals with help from BC Emergency Health Services and Helijet<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/20151217-santa-flight.jpg" width="923" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Santa spreads holiday cheer to children in hospitals with help from BC Emergency Health Services and HelijetToday children spending the holiday season in hospital are welcoming a surprise visit from Santa Claus just four days before his busiest day of the year, thanks to BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and Helijet. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/santa-spreads-holiday-cheer-to-children-in-hospitals-with-help-from-bc-emergency-health-services-and-helijet2016-12-20T08:00:00Z
Helijet air ambulance flights permanently resume 24/7 at BC hospitals<img alt="BC Ambulance Helicopter" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/bc-ambulance-helicopter.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Helijet air ambulance flights permanently resume 24/7 at BC hospitalsVancouver – Air ambulance flights operated by BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) partner Helijet International will be fully and permanently restored at all hospital helipads in BC, effective 8:30 am tomorrow. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/helijet-air-ambulance-flights-permanently-resume-24-7-at-bc-hospitals2016-12-01T08:00:00Z
Province announces $5 million to boost paramedic response to B.C.'s overdose crisis<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/10-19/FullSizeRender.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Province announces $5 million to boost paramedic response to B.C.'s overdose crisisB.C. paramedics and dispatchers will be getting much-needed support in the face of the province's opioid overdose crisis, with a $5-million injection of funding for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Health Minister Terry Lake announced today. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/province-announces-$5-million-to-boost-paramedic-response-to-b-c-s-overdose-crisis2016-11-25T08:00:00Z
BCEHS’ Lisa Young wins provincial health care award<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/DSC_0030.JPG?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS’ Lisa Young wins provincial health care awardThere is now no doubt that Lisa Young’s enthusiasm for infection prevention and control (IPAC) is contagious. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcehs’-lisa-young-wins-provincial-health-care-award2016-11-10T08:00:00Z
Advanced care paramedic honoured for assisting police<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/Poulson_NSJ_8609_resize.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Advanced care paramedic honoured for assisting policeIt was the second day of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser, when Victoria paramedic Glen Polson, who was volunteering as part of the riders’ medical support team, was alerted to an injured patient in a nearby rollover incident. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/advanced-care-paramedic-honoured-for-assisting-police2016-11-03T07:00:00Z
New ambulances for Maple Ridge and Tri-Cities are on the road<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/BCAS_032513_006_original.JPG?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New ambulances for Maple Ridge and Tri-Cities are on the roadTwo new ambulances in Maple Ridge and the Tri-Cities are now on the road to help improve local response times.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-ambulances-for-maple-ridge-and-tri-cities-are-on-the-road2016-10-28T07:00:00Z
Preview: BCEHS employees shine at awards gala<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/BCAS_032513_949_original.JPG?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preview: BCEHS employees shine at awards gala BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is combining the recognition ceremonies for long service and outstanding employees into one provincial event that will be held in Surrey on October 4, 2016. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/preview-bcehs-employees-shine-at-awards-gala2016-10-04T07:00:00Z
A life-saving experience motivates impressive fundraising effort<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/IMG_9868.JPG?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A life-saving experience motivates impressive fundraising effortWhen primary care paramedic Jamie MacPherson decided to volunteer with the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast last year, she had no idea that on her first day, she would help save a rider’s life and cement her ever-lasting commitment to the charity event. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-life-saving-experience-motivates-impressive-fundraising-effort2016-09-26T07:00:00Z
Two new ambulances to benefit Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities residents<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/DSC_0043hr.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Two new ambulances to benefit Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities residentsA third ambulance will be added in Maple Ridge to improve the ability of paramedics to respond to local patients and those in surrounding communities. An additional ambulance will also be added in the Tri-Cities. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-ambulance-to-benefit-maple-ridge-pitt-meadows-residents2016-09-15T07:00:00Z

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