As published on Region Västerbotten Facebook page, today, the Armed Forces NH 90 helicopter begins to transport patients with covid-19 between the hospitals in the four northernmost counties. In the morning the helicopter stationed in Norrbotten transported the first patient in the region from Skellefteå hospital to Norrland University Hospital.
– Region Västerbotten has lent out one of our specially designed intensive care stretchers which, among other things, makes it possible to transport patients from hospital to hospital on the same stretcher, says chief physician Helge Brändström.
The Swedish Armed Forces is tasked with supporting the regions with helicopter transport nationally. Sweden has been divided into three major regions; Region North, Region Center and Region South. Region North includes Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Jämtland Härjedalen and Västernorrland.