The tender will include four helicopters, pilots and HEMS crew members for the operation of helicopter emergency medical services in Denmark. The contracting authorities will provide the doctors. The detailed terms of the operation of the services appear from draft ‘Contract on the operation of helicopter emergency medical services’, which is included as part of the tender documents. The draft contract is subject to negotiation.
The national Danish HEMS service was established by the five regions of Denmark and provides nationwide coverage using four EC-135 helicopters. The helicopters are staffed with a pilot, a HEMS Crew Member (HCM) and a doctor. The service is primarily dispatched to patients with acute life-threatening illnesses or traumatic injury but is also used for inter-hospital patient transfers in minor scale. The HEMS service is a 24/7 single pilot operation with a HEMS Crew Member.