ALBERTA

Calgary Sick Children Get Custom-Designed Ambulance

07/30/2013 04:29 EDT | Updated 09/29/2013 05:12 EDT
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CALGARY - Calgary is getting a special, new ambulance to transport its tiniest patients.

The neonatal intensive care unit vehicle will be able to transport two children at a time between hospitals.

The old ambulance used for infants only had enough space for one incubator.

The new ambulance will also be able to carry four health-care workers, as well as onboard generators to keep medical gear working in case the vehicle breaks down.

Alberta Health says it spent two years designing the ambulance.

The $250,000 cost includes supplies and equipment.

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