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)
Ministry of Health
Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine
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
Total amount of the awarded grant
Amount of the EU support
Project implementation period
36 months (February 1, 2019 - February 1, 2022)