New project will see Milton company’s drones deliver medical cargo to Oakville hospital

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Published June 21, 2022 at 11:19 am

The route for the drone will be between DSV Canada's head office in Milton and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. DRONE DELIVERY CANADA CORP PHOTO

Halton Healthcare has helped arrange a deal that will see much-needed medical cargo delivered by drones to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH).

The Care by Air Project will see the local health unit team up with Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (DDC) and Milton’s DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada to deploy DDC’s patented drone delivery solution to establish an additional transportation link for the Oakville Hospital.

“Healthcare is constantly evolving and so is the technology that supports it. We are excited to be on the forefront of this innovative delivery system and look forward to working with our partners to further develop this technology for healthcare”, said Hilary Rodrigues, SVP Corporate Services, Performance & CFO, Halton Healthcare.

“As a leader in global logistics, DSV is continually focused on growth and innovation. The Care by Air Project represents a critical step towards optimizing supply chains that rely on time-sensitive and critical care medical cargo.”

This initiative was developed in collaboration with McMaster University through DSV as their current logistics partner.

The university’s expertise in the medical field along with what is learned from the project will help in integrating drones into the nuclear isotope supply chain.

The project will be done in compliance with all the applicable civil aviation authorities (i.e., Transport Canada).

The route for the drone will be between DSV Canada’s head office in Milton and OTMH and will rely on DSV’s existing DroneSpot® takeoff and landing infrastructure and setting up additional infrastructure at the hospital.

The project is expected to begin sometime in July and run for a duration of six months.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the need for urgent healthcare transportation to be innovated further”, said Martin Roos, Managing Director, DSV Air & Sea Inc., Canada. “With new needs come new solutions. We are excited to take this next step in drone logistics by partnering as the hub for deliveries to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

“We are proud to play an integral role in developing drone delivery routes that will benefit Halton Region’s healthcare system and patient care.”

 

 

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