Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced that the province is looking for proposals to improve medical aviation services.

The proposals require that the aircraft are able to provide all the critical care needs of Manitobans and improve reliability. They must also be able to provide service 24/7, all year round.

"Our government is committed to enhancing critical care capacity in Manitoba and a modern medical aviation fleet is a vital component of this service," notes Gordon. "This request for proposals will ensure standardized and universal care among air ambulances, and help to build a more modern critical care service that supports the evolving needs of all Manitobans."

They're also going to mandate high-performance standards to make sure that Manitobans are responded to in a timely manner. The request for proposals has been listed on MERX, with the deadline set for September 9th.

For the full press release from the government of Manitoba, click here.