During this year’s two-month summer vacation, our employees made a total of 8,919 interventions. And that is a record that we are not happy about. Last year, the number of visitors was 791, and the year before, it was even 863, said Petr Janek, spokesman for the regional rescue service.
Compared to 2017, the worst thing is to go without a printer. This year, for the first time ever, we crossed the threshold of seven thousand patients. A total of 7,063 people in our region were admitted to the emergency room, according to Janek, who looked into the statistics.
There, 70 percent of all summer admissions were caused by health complications such as collapse, fever, flatulence, high blood pressure, chest pains, and cerebral palsy. There were about 1,700 people in total.
We made 350 visits to traffic accidents and helped a hundred patients with an allergic reaction to insect bites, added Janek.
They were also busy operating the medical operation center. During the summer months, they received a total of 18,000 calls on hotline 155, provided 51 phone-assisted emergency resuscitations and activated the air rescue helicopter in 164 cases.