LifeFlight of Maine in a COVID-19 world: Part Two (WABI)

(WABI) BANGOR, Maine — For nearly 25 years, LifeFlight of Maine has been transporting the sickest patients in need of critical care, whether by ground or air.

The staff diligently works with EMS partners across the state to provide the best care possible.

The non-profit organization is playing a critical role in treating COVID patients, too.

The last 20 months have been a challenge for LifeFlight of Maine, but they’re still providing care when and where its needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Heading into the New Year, COVID is still causing a strain on our healthcare system.

“We cover pretty much, on the helicopter, anywhere from Fort Kent to Boston, and we do that flight on occasion,” LifeFlight of Maine helicopter pilot, Kirk Donovan. “Hospitals – a lot of them are full. A lot of our flights are longer than they used to be because we’re having to search more and more places to find an open bed.”

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