To our allies,
We know this is a challenging time for many as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. At STARS, we remain committed to the health and safety of all our staff and allies, and of course, our patients.
STARS remains mission-ready at all of our six bases across western Canada. Our medical crews and our helicopters continue to be available for the next patient who needs us. STARS was built by the community for the community and our bases are staffed with nurses, paramedics, and transport physicians to care for the critically ill and injured, as we have since 1985.
Be assured, our air medical crews routinely care for patients who may be afflicted with a range of communicable diseases. We have protocols and training in place to ensure we can safely manage these illnesses, including COVID-19.
We are also taking care of our staff and are making sure they can safely perform their duties as the situation evolves. While we have postponed our public fundraising events and visits to our bases for the time being, we look forward to seeing you again when the time is right. Please visit stars.ca for updates and once we receive word from health officials that it is safe to do so we would love to have you visit.
For you, our allies, thank you to everyone who has reached out in recent weeks and thank you for continuing to support us so we can be there for the next patient who needs us. The need for STARS to fundraise continues. We count on donations throughout the year to fund our critical care operations and now is no different. If you would like to help, please give us a call at 1-855-516-4848 or donate online at stars.ca.
Like you, we continue to follow the lead of the public health officials and are taking the necessary steps to ensure you and our community stay safe.
Take care of yourselves and one another.
President and CEO