A while back we had reported about Amy Savill who was struggling to pay two air ambulance bills. She had first availed an air ambulance service to deliver her baby after she went into early labor. After the uncomplicated delivery, the question of paying for the next air ambulance flight arose. Her newborn, Amelia, needs to be transported back to Alberta. The baby was born when Amy was vacationing in Ontario. The child now needs an air ambulance that has neonatal intensive care unit facility and this facility does not come cheap.
The Cost of first Air Ambulance Flight was Covered
Amy had gone into labor when she was visiting Ontario and had to be transported via air ambulance to Sudbury from Timmins. This was because the hospital in Timmins did not have level-2 neonatal intensive care unit. Initially, there was some confusion among Ontario and Alberta administrators regarding footing the air ambulance bill. However, they later came together and decided to share the air ambulance cost.
Amy’s Air Ambulance Cost Woes aren’t Done Yet
Amy is now facing the problem of getting her newborn back to Alberta. The flight from Ontario to Alberta will cost roughly about $550,000. Peterborough-based social organization called Global Angel is helping the family raise the funds necessary for air ambulance transport. So far, the total donations have come up to $17,000 only. The family is under immense stress currently, wanting to take the little baby back home in Alberta.
The donations too have started dwindling with the Alberta and Ontario governments covering the initial air ambulance costs. What potential donators have not realized is the fact that the family still needs a lot of funds to get back to Alberta via an air ambulance that has neonatal intensive care unit. Global Angel is making appeals to citizens of United States, England and Canada but help is only trickling in.