Den Helder, Netherlands

Ambulance personnel provide medical deployment for coastal guard helicopter rescue flights

Ambulance personnel provide medical deployment for coastal guard helicopter rescue flights

From 1 June 2020, Witte Kruis ambulance services will provide the Search and Rescue on the coast guard helicopter flying from Den Helder Airport. The specialized ambulance nurses (SAR Flight nurses) of Witte Kruis perform the medical services on behalf of NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen). This company performs search and rescue (SAR) rescue flights at sea for the Coast Guard.

White Cross medical deployment

The coastguard helicopter always has five crew members present: a captain, a co-pilot, a hoist, a rescue swimmer and an ambulance nurse (flight nurse). From 1 June 2020, the deployment of the ambulance nurse (s), the accompanying medical material, policy advice and the day-to-day management will be carried out by Witte Kruis.

Marcel van Pijkeren (Commercial director of the White Cross):

“As the largest ambulance service (more than 1000 employees) in the Netherlands, the Search and Rescue on the kiss-watch helicopter fits very well within the scope of Witte Kruis. We provide ambulance care within five safety regions in the Netherlands, including the Noord-Holland-Noord region. With our highly trained employees, extensive current medical knowledge from practice, good contacts within acute care and advanced equipment, we are able to offer a high-quality service. I am really looking forward to our collaboration with NHV. Together we want to take Search and Rescue to an even higher level. You could say that with this expansion of our medical services we are now active on land, at sea and in the air ”

About White Cross

Witte Kruis, with approximately 1,000 employees and 175,000 ambulance trips per year, is the largest ambulance service in the Netherlands and is active in 5 regions, including Noord-Holland-Noord. In addition to ambulance care, Witte Kruis also provides event care, general practitioner transport, care transport and we offer innovative training courses with ACM Training. Unique civil assistance is organized with Stan +. In everything we do, we strive for better health, safety and quality of life. It is not without reason that our motto is: “Driven by care”. We are highly motivated to provide the best care.