First Stroke Ambulance of Canada unveiled in Edmonton.

Canada’s first stroke ambulance dubbed as “emergency room on wheels” introduced in Edmonton.The ambulance is fully equipped with all the tools needed to save lives in the precious moments after a stroke occurs.
It has a CT scanner and lab equipment as well as video and audio communication capabilities to allow EMTs on board to share information with doctors and make a diagnosis quickly and while they’re en route to hospital.
Patients in rural Alberta and Albertans living within a 250 kilometre-radius of Edmonton will be benefited with this service.
The stroke ambulance will be dispatched from the U of A Hospital, northern Alberta’s centre for stroke care, starting in January.
The total cost of the stroke ambulance pilot project is $3.3 million and is funded by the University Hospital Foundation’s Brain Centre Campaign.