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					Air ambulance in Norway

         Øyvind Juell
                Manager
    Air Ambulance Services of Norway
                 Contents
•   Organization
•   Resources
•   Services and coverage
•   Challenges
•   Trends and future
    development
                Organization
• An integrated part of the Norwegian specialist
  health services
• Helicopters
  – Pilot, HEMS crew member, anaesthetist
• Fixed wing aircraft
  – Two pilots, nurse
• National standardized
  service
• 100% state financed
                            Organization
                         Ministry of Health
                                                                           Contract
                         and Care Services

          Health       Health         Health           Health
                                                                          Ministry of
          Region       Region         Region           Region
                                                                          Justice and
                                                                           the Police
                                                Air Ambulance    Operational
           Hospital                           Services of Norway
            trusts
Medical
                      Co-operation           Luft-                             330 sqn
                      agreements
                                                        NLA AS
                                          transport                             (SAR)




                                                  22 bases
Air ambulance resources
• 12 helicopters on 11 bases
• 9 fixed wing aircraft on 7 bases
• 4 search and rescue helicopters
       Services and coverage
• Helicopters
  – provide advanced medical treatment (including
    medical equipment and competent health personnel
    (anaesthetists)) to patients
  – transport severely injured and critically sick patients to
    hospitals
• Fixed wing aircraft
  – transport patients to and between hospitals under
    continuous observation and treatment
Services and coverage
              • Every airfield
                on the
                mainland of
                Norway
              • Jan Mayen
              • Longyearbyen
      Services and coverage
• Fixed wing:        8727 patients in 2007
• Helicopters:       6735 patients in 2007
• SAR helicopters: 1127 patients in 2007
• Air ambulance resources participate in
  SAR operations
• The number of
  transports has been
  steadily increasing
            Challenges
• 24/365
• Darkness (NVG)
• Topography
               Challenges
• Weather
• Closed airfields (evening, night)
• No fixed routes
Trends and future development
• The increase in activity will probably
  continue
  – Restructuring of the health services
  – New ways of treating patients (heart attacks,
    strokes)
• The cost increases more than the activity
   The air ambulance services in
            Norway…
• are vital to the people in the long stretched
  and challenging country
  – need all the airfields available
• are important tools for the health services
  to develop further
  – restructuring
  – quality and efficiency in medical treatment
• save lives!

				
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