Night-flight life-savers

6th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 April 2007 AMSTERDAM – Lives are being saved by the night flights of the trauma helicopter with which the Medical Centre (UMC) Radboud in Nijmegen is experimenting. The experiment is proving a success. That is what the medical team flying with the helicopter have experienced. They said this on the current affairs programme, Netwerk, which made a report on the trial flights last Thursday.

6 April 2007
 
AMSTERDAM – Lives are being saved by the night flights of the trauma helicopter with which the Medical Centre (UMC) Radboud in Nijmegen is experimenting. The experiment is proving a success. That is what the medical team flying with the helicopter have experienced. They said this on the current affairs programme, Netwerk, which made a report on the trial flights last Thursday.

According to the team, ten to twenty lives have been saved in the five months that the experiment has been conducted. At present, trauma helicopters are not allowed to fly at night.

The helicopter of UMC Radboud, stationed at Volkel military airbase, is allowed to do so, as part of the experiment. The helicopter has been called out almost three hundred times since the experiment started in November. After the trial, Parliament will decide whether all helicopters are allowed to fly at night in the future. The trial will go on until November.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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