FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS contracts with Neste for fuel supply

FinnHEMS contracts with Neste for fuel supply

30-May-2022Source: FinnHEMS

  [electronic translation] FinnHEMS and Neste have entered into a five-year agreement for the supply of aviation fuel to the distribution stations at FinnHEMS bases and to the FinnHEMS distribution tank at Kittilä Airport.  The acquisition will ensure the reliable fuel supply of medical helicopters in all situations for the contract period. Approximately 700,000 liters of... Read more

FinnHEMS to add fifth EC135 and new base at Seinäjoki

FinnHEMS to add fifth EC135 and new base at Seinäjoki

4-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS will complement its EC135 helicopter fleet in use at its southern bases to ensure uninterrupted medical helicopter service expansion next autumn. The new base serving Ostrobothnia will open in Seinäjoki from the end of 2022. The helicopter will be acquired used by FinnHEMS. In the future, four southern bases in Vantaa, Turku, Tampere and... Read more

FinnHEMS takes ops in-house after Babcock contract expired

FinnHEMS takes ops in-house after Babcock contract expired

2-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

The flight operations of Finnish medical helicopters were fully transferred to the state-owned company FinnHEMS on 11 February 2022, when the service agreement between FinnHEMS and flight operator Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance expired. In the future, nationwide HEMS operations will be carried out by FinnHEMS’ subsidiary FinnHEMS Flight Services Ltd at all medical helicopter bases in... Read more

FinnHEMS terminates agreement with Russian-owned Teboil

FinnHEMS terminates agreement with Russian-owned Teboil

2-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS terminates its fuel card agreement with Teboil. Teboil is a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil. The cessation of fuel supplies is a protest against Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine. Teboil has been one of FinnHEMS ‘channels for purchasing fuel for emergency vehicles. Helicopter fuel purchases are made using other procurement channels, for which the company has... Read more

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

New EMS base planned in Finnish town of Seinäjoki

29-Jan-2021Source: FinnHEMS

[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

FinnHEMS appointed Chairman of the Board of FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS appointed Chairman of the Board of FinnHEMS

9-Apr-2020Source: 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

FinnHEMS became state-owned

FinnHEMS became state-owned

13-Mar-2020Source: FinnHEMS

[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

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

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

19-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

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