Everdrone and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex initiate collaboration

Press release 23.05.2023

Everdrone and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex collaborate to initiate drone delivery of emergency medical equipment in the UK

Everdrone, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) are proud to announce an innovative collaboration to initiate implementation of Everdrone First on Scene Grid™ technology in the UK to help save lives in sudden medical emergencies.

The aim of the collaboration is to enable KSS to expand its lifesaving service to include drone delivery of time-sensitive vital medical equipment to scene as part of its rapid response capability, potentially transforming pre-hospital emergency healthcare across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, in order to save even more lives when every second counts towards survival.

Drones can significantly enhance the efficiency of emergency response services by delivering Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), and other time-critical medical supplies, to scene faster than any ground unit, or in support of helicopter operations, while also providing visual situational awareness to the dispatch centre.

Leigh Curtis MBE, Executive Director of Service Delivery at KSS, says: “Our collaboration with Everdrone to initiate implementation of this technology is a first for an air ambulance charity in the UK. The technology is already making a viable difference to patient outcomes in other countries, so this is an important step in our ambition to help save the lives of even more people in communities across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.”

Everdrone CEO, Mats Sällström, says: “Everdrone is proud to be in collaboration with KSS to bring this new life-saving drone technology to the UK. We are working together towards successful implementation with KSS, a team of world-leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service pioneers and key opinion leaders within pre-hospital emergency care.”

About Everdrone:
Everdrone is a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, focusing on delivering life-saving equipment in emergency situations. The company’s flagship product, the Everdrone First on Scene Grid™, has made a significant impact in the life-saving industry through implementation in Sweden and Denmark.

About Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS):
KSS is a registered charity that provides world-class pre-hospital emergency services through helicopter air ambulances. Serving the communities of Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, and West Sussex, KSS is dedicated to saving lives and ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

In the image, from left to right; Dr Duncan Bootland Medical Director KSS – Leigh Curtis MBE, Executive Director of Service Delivery, KSS – Magnus Hallberg von Geijer, Senior Business Developer, Everdrone – Daniel Blecher, Head of Customer Operations, Everdrone – Mats Sällström, CEO, Everdrone.

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