Establishment of an emergency maritime medical service on high-speed vessels

 

Name of the project

Establishment of an emergency maritime medical service on high-speed vessels

(Reference number of the Grant Agreement - KK.08.1.1.04.0001)

 

Customer institution

Ministry of Health

 

Partners

Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure

Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine

 

Contact person

Anin Mostarac

anin.mostarac@miz.hr

 

Operational program

Competitiveness and cohesion 2014-2020

 

Short description of the project

The project will establish an emergency maritime medical service on high-speed vessels that connects the islands of the Republic of Croatia and the coastal area in order to ensure effective emergency medical care. The Emergency Maritime Medical Service will include six high-speed vessels with the necessary equipment to provide emergency medical care. Vessels and related equipment will also be used for search and rescue and medical assistance in cases of maritime accidents and maritime disasters. Also, in order to prevent unnecessarily high costs of transport from the island to the mainland by high-speed vessels, in dispensaries at the initial destinations of patient care it will be possible to perform simple qualitative or quantitative medical-biochemical tests using automatic biochemical analyzers to determine the need for emergency transport to the closest emergency medicine facility.

 

Specific objective of the project

Improving access to primary and emergency health care with the focus on remote and deprived areas

 

Expected project results

Procurement of 6 high-speed vessels with the necessary equipment to provide emergency medical care that will be located in stationary ports at the locations of Mali Lošinj, Rab, Zadar, Šibenik, Supetar, and Dubrovnik.

Procurement of 12 automatic biochemical blood analyzers that will be distributed in 12 branches of the Institutes of Emergency Medicine - branches Blato on Korčula, Korčula, Lastovo, and Mljet in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Cres, Mali Lošinj, and Rab in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Jelsa on Hvar, Supetar, Šolta and Vis in the Split-Dalmatia County and Preko in the Zadar County.

 

Total project amount

77,671,238.02 HRK

 

Total amount of the awarded grant

45,000,000.00 HRK

 

Amount of the EU support

38.250.000,00 HRK

 

Project implementation period

36 months (February 1, 2019 - February 1, 2022)

 

Relevant links

www.strukturnifondovi.hr