Patients requiring urgent transfers from Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current can now benefit from a more timely response now that the helicopter landing pad in the field to the east of the hospital is operational.
Located in the parking lot of the hospital, the landing pad became operational late last week. SHA staff will be securing the area for all landings and takeoffs.
STARS is flying certified flight paths that limit noise and exposure to the hospital and nearby area and it is recognized that the sight of aircraft landing and taking off will be a new experience. It will signify that someone in need is receiving urgent help. Passersby are asked to maintain a safe distance from the heliport, noting that the aircraft generates significant noise and “down wash” or air movement for those in the immediate area. People may safely watch from the road or sidewalk.
An official opening will take place at a later date.
Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.