With the closest trauma hospital being 2 1/2 hours away and with the lack of MedeVac services in Quebec; shouldn’t the question be why is Mont Tremblant still in business? Is it better for their guests to die from head injuries than for Canada to provide for adequate medical care and Medevac services in Quebec?

It has been now three weeks since actress Natasha Richardson died from learning to ski. CNN`s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently particiapated on Anderson Cooper 360. The findings were highlighted this Friday on Showbiz Tonight.

According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta:

“The Mont Tremblant ski resort is considered one of the best in eastern Canada, yet there are no medical helicopter services here, which got us wondering if this was less about the tragic story of Natasha Richardson and more about anybody who chooses to ski here. Remember, the closest trauma hospital is 2 1/2 hours away.”

“And that`s the point. It happened to be Natasha Richardson, but for anyone who suffers a head injury on this mountain, a trauma center may be too far away.”

While I might be missing something here, but shouldn’t any normal person who is concerned about safety issues find the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort still being in operation as totally unconscionable? Even if Natasha Richardson did not turn away the very first ambulance, but had immediately gone to the only medical facility that could possibly have saved her. Wouldn’t she have have died anyway, because it is reportedly 2 1/2 hours away?

Wouldn’t all the ski instructors at the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, as well as all it operators, be totally aware of the fact that any serious head injury sustained by any guest to the resort would most likely be 100% fatal? Are the guests to the Mont Tremblant ski resort ever informed that skiing there is foolhardy and extremely dangerous?

John H. Gohde asks when is Canada going to provide for Medvac services in Quebec? Or shut the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort down until adequate medical care can be provided to the guests of that facility?

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