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New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

[electronic translation] FinnHEMS, which is responsible for nationwide medical helicopter operations, the Southern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the Pirkanmaa Hospital District have begun joint planning and work to establish a Seinäjoki base. ​The goal is to start operations by the end of 2022. We work together and each actor separately to open a base. ​The construction of… Read more »

Source: FinnHEMS, 29-Jan-21

FinnHEMS appointed Chairman of the Board of FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS appointed Chairman of the Board of FinnHEMS

[electronic translation] Krista Kiuru, Minister of Family and Basic Services, has discussed the matters of FinnHEMS Oy’s Annual General Meeting as the state’s representative and appointed the company’s new Board of Directors. Harri Sailas, M.Sc. (Econ.), Was appointed Chairman of the new Board, and Riku Aho, M.Sc. (Eng.), Ulla Hagman, M.Sc. FinnHEMS Oy, which is engaged… Read more »

Source: FinnHEMS, 09-Apr-20

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FinnHEMS became state-owned

FinnHEMS became state-owned

[electronic translation] FinnHEMS, which operates medical helicopters, has been transferred to state ownership. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for the corporate governance of the new state-owned company. The Minister of Family and Basic Services, Krista Kiuru, and the directors of the five university hospital districts have signed a deed of sale,… Read more »

Source: FinnHEMS, 13-Mar-20

FinnHEMS 2015 figures – 5% less responses, 6% more patients treated

FinnHEMS 2015 figures – 5% less responses, 6% more patients treated

Air Ambulance statistics from Finland in 2015 show a notable increase with 6% more patients treated over 2014, even though the number of calls responded to was down 5% to 13,748.  Deeper analysis shows 1,494 patients received critical assistance, of which 172 would probably have died before reaching the hospital without an air ambulance response…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-16