ICU patient transport an essential tool during COVID surge

If the sights and sounds of an Ornge air or land ambulance were familiar in the Greater Toronto Area before COVID-19, in April 2021, these could be described as omnipresent.  As GTA ICUs reach and exceed their capacity as a result of a surge in COVID-19 cases, patient transport has become a critical lifeline for hospitals.

Even for a medical transport organization like Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and critical care transport services, the events of the past month have been extraordinarily challenging.