In Support of STARS:
It’s About The Patient… And It Is About Making A Difference
STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients, often on the worst day of their life. Having STARS in the air ensures patients have access to the specialized medical care they need, even if they are far away from a critical care centre.
Life can change without a moment’s notice – from a workplace injury, a heart attack, a drowning, a spinal cord injury or a car crash. For patients who are critically ill and injured, every minute saved before treatment can increase their chances of survival and improve their prospects for recovery.
STARS is move than just a helicopter. It is a comprehensive and responsive emergency medical system made up several components. Out flight crews, air medical crews, and communications specialists work in concert to ensue that our patients receive the best care available in the shortest period of time possible.
More than 23,000 missions have been flown by our not-profit, charitable organization since we began in 1985. STARS currently operates from six-bases located in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg. Ten year agreements were signed with the Saskatchewan and Manitoba governments in 2012.
Funding for our organization is met through donations received from individuals, service groups, business and corporations, municipalities, and through collaborative agreements with provincial governments. The incredible ongoing support from the community helps us continually enhance our innovative and leading-edge medical programs and services