Hope Air Gets Boost From Province
Prince George BC – Recognizing that raising a family is a difficult task MLA Shirley Bond says “lt is that much more difficult when you have to worry about how to get your loved one to the medical treatment they need.”
Enter Hope Air which arranges flights for those non emergency trips . Bond has announced the Province is putting $1.5 million dollars into Hope Air to ensure those trips continue.
Hope Air is not an airline it bills itself as a lifeline. Hope Air takes applications from families and arranges the flights. Hope Air is a nationally registered charity.
In 2014, 5098 flights were arranged for BC patients. Patients of all ages are eligible.
Nicole and son Simon were among those passengers. Simon needed specialized surgery to correct an eye problem. “In oe year we had to go to Vancouver eleven times. I don’t know of any family that could have afforded that. Without Hope Air it would not have been possible.”