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It is smittevernkuvøsene that creates great challenges for the helseforetaket, which has responsibility for all luftambulanse in Norway.

Managing director Øyvind Juell in Luftambulansetjenesten.

Photo: Bob Riibe Ramskjell / NRK

Kuvøsene to prevent key personnel in ambulansene are prone to infection and end up in quarantine.

But, they are too big for the Babcocks ambulansefly.

Why has ceo Øyvind Juell asked both civilian aircraft and helikopterselskap in Norway for help.

Frank Wilhelmsen in Air transport has signed an agreement to carry koronasmittede patients.

Photo: Jørn Inge Johansen / NRK

Agreement which is now signed is so fresh that Juell announced it during an interview with NRK on Friday afternoon.

A rescue helicopter of the type Super Puma can be ready already on Sunday. It is the company Airlift to fly the patients.

– It is fantastic that we already have put in place a solution. We think it is awesome that it is so positive attitude, ” says managing director Øyvind Juell in Luftambulansetjenesten.

Withstand bad weather

the Helicopter will be based in Tromsø, and make use of health care professionals from the University hospital of North-Norway.

The current helicopter has been used as a rescue helicopter on the Island, but is now free.

the Same helicopter types are also used in Svalbard.

We are of course very happy to be able to contribute to the situation in Norway and the rest of the world is now, ” says managing director Frank Wilhelmsen to NRK.

This smittevernkuvøsen at the 330-squadron in Bodø is now used to carry koronasmittede patients in a safe way.

Photo: Bob Riibe Ramskjell / NRK

He did not want to comment on the value of the agreement, which lasts as long as koronasituasjonen progress.

Wilhelmsen hope the helicopter can carry koronasmittede patients already on Sunday.

– It is a large helicopter that is suitable in værutsatte situations. We have worked hard to get it in the stand, ” he says.

< p> the Trip took ten hours,

Earlier Friday told NRK about the transport of a koronasmittet person from Lofoten to Bodø, norway – a trip that took ten hours from the normal cup and a half.

< p> the Trip usually takes an hour and a half: Used 10 hours on to carry korona-patient

Øyvind Juell in Luftambulansetjenesten stresses that it is important that patients with koronasmitte come to the hospital in a quick and safe way.

He is also very happy that the united states Air force 330-squadron, which is subject to redningshelikoptertjenesten, now can fly koronasmittede.

Roy Inge Nygaard-Jenssen is head of the 330-squadron department of Bodø. He says this is their most important mission now.

Demanding pasientlogistikk

Such was the sequence of events when a transport of patients from Gravdal in the Lofoten islands to Bodø took nine hours longer than usual.

on the Night of fredagPasient in Lofoten

A koronasmittet man who is admitted at the hospital of nordland in Gravdal must be moved to the hospital in Bodø for the treatment. Normally take this trip under an hour.

Bardufoss – TromsøTransport from Bardufoss

But the night of Friday 20. march was the only one smitteteam in place in Northern Norway- at the University hospital in Tromsø. A Bell helicopter from the Military base at Bardufoss, flying to Tromsø to retrieve the team. In the helicopter is also a smittevernkuvøse from the TREAT.

Tromsø – GravdalSmitteteam from Tromsø

A powerful storm makes it difficult to land at Leknes. The helicopter manages after several attempts to land in Svolvær. Smitteteamet being transported to the hospital in Gravdal.

Bodo – Gravdal – BodøNytt helicopter

Then a Sea King rescue helicopter with smittevernkuvøse sent from Bodø to the Lofoten islands. The patient is then transported to the hospital of nordland in Bodø. Nine hours later.

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– Although we are a search and rescue helicopter, we also help people who are sick. We know there is a great need in the time to come, and is pleased to be able to contribute.

In their helicopters, there is plenty of space to smittevernkuvøsen that is too large for the fixed ambulanseflyene.

Incubators throughout the country

All five 330-bases in Norway now gets installed this the incubator is in the course of a short time. In Bodø they have already had two quests with the.

Roy Inge Nygaard-Jenssen is head of the 330-squadron in Bodø.

Photo: Bob Riibe Ramskjell / NRK

they have also a private smittevernteam, which also may take the incubator is on redningsskøyten and in ambulansebil.

Nygaard-Jenssen concede that their life is different now.

– We have that all the others adjust to us, but for us, it is completely natural to contribute to this important mission.

the incubator is ensures that everyone who transports infected can stay healthy as long as possible. At the same time, it is important that patients that are not infected, not become infected during transport.

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