Swiss Air-Rescue Rega’s CAMTS accreditation renewed

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega’s jet

Swiss Air-Rescue’s accredited status has been renewed by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), meaning that Rega remains the only European organisation to be certified both for aeromedical helicopter and ambulance jet operations and for medically escorted repatriations.

CAMTS is an independent and international non-profit organisation that audits and accredits medical transport services according to a set of regularly updated, scientifically-based criteria. Rega’s successful application for reaccreditation was preceded by a rigorous review procedure lasting several weeks. Rega’s CAMTS accreditation, which it was first awarded in May 2016, has now been extended for a further three years.

“The successful reaccreditation by CAMTS underscores our endeavours to provide professional assistance and to continually improve air-rescue services,” explains Rega CEO, Ernst Kohler. Currently just nine international companies worldwide fulfil the specifications laid down by CAMTS. The assessment process examines not only medical aspects, but also all areas of operations, including aeronautical and organisational factors. In the reaccreditation review, the auditors particularly highlighted Rega’s first-rate safety management reporting system, as well as its innovativeness in terms of patient welfare.