Svenskt Ambulansflyg (Joint Commission of County Councils for Swedish Air Ambulance) is a national organization (or “local federation”) formed, mutually owned and financed by all twenty-one (21) county councils in Sweden. The purpose of Svenskt Ambulansflyg is to increase patient services and safety by making air ambulance more effective through coordination and coordinated use of common resources. Planned start of operations is 2021.
Svenskt Ambulansflyg is a national organization (or “local federation”) formed, mutually owned and financed by all twenty-one (21) county councils in Sweden. County councils are responsible for ensuring that everyone living in Sweden has good health and equal access to good Healthcare.
The county councils of Sweden have transferred the management and responsibility of forming and governing a national Swedish air ambulance to Svenskt Ambulansflyg. The responsibility of The Svenskt Ambulansflyg is described in the federation statues.
Svenskt Ambulansflyg is currently establishing an operations coordination center (“Flygkoordineringscentralen - FKC”) which will be located at the University Hospital in Umeå. The FKC will be responsible for handling air ambulance transport requests and ensuring that all transports are prioritized, planned and completed (and if necessary diverted) in accordance with the needs of the county councils. Flight operations and maintenance activities will be conducted by the operator which will be procured by Svenskt Ambulansflyg.
Svenskt Ambulansflyg has procured portable medical devices (M-PED) which will be used onboard the aircraft by the medical personnel. The aircraft will be based at Umeå airport (UME), Stockholm/Arlanda airport (ARN) and Göteborg/Landvetter airport (GOT) where hangars and facilities will be established. Svenskt Ambulansflyg will crew the aircraft with highly experienced and specially trained nurses. When required, specialist teams of up to four (4) medical personnel will be carried onboard alongside specialist medical equipment.