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Iceland volcano eruption affects Stavanger’s emergency services. No helicopter service means district put on higher state of readiness. The ash cloud from Iceland’s recently erupted volcano affecting Norway’s air traffic has meant Stavanger University Hospital’s air ambulance and the Sola-based Sea King Rescue helicopter have been grounded until further notice. As a result, the hospital advises it has taken several measures to prepare for any medical emergencies. ·         All ambulance stations and ambulance boats have been put on increased readiness.·         One of the Fire Department’s boats can be used for acute patient transport to and from Stavanger’s islands without bridges to the mainland.·         Discussing the consequences of the ash cloud for Rogaland’s population.·         The hospital is awaiting input from central health authorities regarding increased readiness if fallout from the ash could lead to a significant increase in the number of patient admissions. This is under constant evaluation.

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Iceland volcano eruption affects Stavanger’s emergency services

Published on Thursday, 15th April, 2010 at 18:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

No helicopter service means district put on higher state of readiness.

Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger University Hospital
Photo: J. Ådnanes/Wikimedia Commons


The ash cloud from Iceland’s recently erupted volcano affecting Norway’s air traffic has meant Stavanger University Hospital’s air ambulance and the Sola-based Sea King Rescue helicopter have been grounded until further notice.

As a result, the hospital advises it has taken several measures to prepare for any medical emergencies.

·         All ambulance stations and ambulance boats have been put on increased readiness.

·         One of the Fire Department’s boats can be used for acute patient transport to and from Stavanger’s islands without bridges to the mainland.

·         Discussing the consequences of the ash cloud for Rogaland’s population.

·         The hospital is awaiting input from central health authorities regarding increased readiness if fallout from the ash could lead to a significant increase in the number of patient admissions. This is under constant evaluation.

SUS also says they are monitoring the situation constantly.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstitutt) have published information on the health hazards associated with ash here.



Published on Thursday, 15th April, 2010 at 18:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: stavanger, university, hospital, volcano, iceland, ash, cloud, emergency, services, medical, helicopter, ambulance, air.





  
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