In urgent situations, speed is of the essence to prevent the situation becoming worse. Ambulances therefore always reach the patient within fifteen minutes, and at any time, night or day, the mobile medical team can be deployed via the trauma helicopter.
The UMCG houses the largest trauma center in the Netherlands. It is the only trauma center in the Northern Netherlands and northern Germany that offers the full range of emergency medicine from the moment of admission and treatment in the central emergency department through to rehabilitation in the Rehabilitation Center at the Beatrixoord site.
For more than three million inhabitants, we are the ultimate address for highly specialized acute medical care for every conceivable acute lifethreatening disorder. It is for that reason that the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has identified the UMCG as a trauma center with helicopter facilities.
Not all patients requiring urgent hospital treatment are sent to the UMCG. As a result, we collaborate closely with all hospitals and ambulance services in the region.
We also ensure that we share our most recent knowledge and skills in the field of acute care with other care institutions.