Danish Air Ambulance has been established as a supplement to the regions’ existing prehospital emergency response services.
Quick access to the right treatment
The emergency medical helicopters are to contribute to ensuring that acutely ill citizens with life-threatening symptoms who reside or are staying far from specialised hospitals are provided with fast access to prehospital specialist treatment.
The emergency medical helicopters also fly to patients on small islands even though the patients do not have life-threatening conditions. This can save islanders of long waiting and transport times as patients, for example if the next ferry service is not until the next day.
The four emergency medical helicopters fly primarily to severe traumas and time-critical patients where both life and mobility are at risk.
- Heart disease patients constitute around 40% of the patients transported by the helicopters.
- Patients with central nervous system diseases such as brain haemorrhages constitute around 20%.
- Injuries and traumas constitute approximately 20%.
Read more in the below patient cases about the patient groups and assignments to which the emergency medical helicopter fly.