Patient transfers to stick with BCAS

  • Feb. 26, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A request for proposal issued by Northern Health late last year was unsuccessful.

They were looking for candidates who would potentially take over non-emergency patient transport, currently handled by the BC Ambulance Service.

There were six requests received, Northern Health reports, two of which were shortlisted for initial review. After they reviewed these cases, however, Northern Health chose not to proceed.

“Neither of the shortlisted proposals offered substantial improvement over Northern Health’s existing process for low-acuity patient transfers, particularly when looking at the full system of patient transfers across Northern Health,” NHA said in a media release.

BCAS will continue transporting approximately 9,000 patients each year.