The EMS helicopter of INAER in Ceuta has treated over 80 patients so far this year
INAER, September 26, 2011 - The helicopter INAER operates for the National Institute for Public Health (INGESA), which manages health care in Ceuta and Melilla, has moved 84 patients to hospitals in Andalusia on its first year, after an agreement with this autonomy.
Since its official launch on September 9th last year, it has evacuated a total of 84 people and 85.45% of trips were made to the referral center of the University Hospital of Ceuta in Andalusia, the Puerta del Mar Hospital in Cádiz.
The rest of evacuations have taken place at the burn unit of the Virgen del Rocío of Sevilla, a cardiothoracic surgery unit at the Reina Sofia in Cordoba and Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga. As for the areas to which patients are transferred, pediatrics and obstetrics are the most common due to the need for infants and children to go to a neonatal or pediatric ICU.
The service has a next generation EC-135 helicopter, available all year round, 24 hours a day, the crew consists of pilot, copilot and hospital staff (a doctor and a registered nurse) in charge of accompanying the patient transfer.
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