a state border in times of the EU can be a genuine obstacle experienced Ben Mangelsdorf. The paramedic takes in the land Brandenburg, a Polish patient in the direction of Poland, on the border circuit.

must be ordered car A Polish rescue and the Patient require, such as lack of village reported. In the case of the German-Polish cooperation in the rescue are still many things half-baked. In 2019 it will be at least a little better.

“, Sometimes 20 minutes, sometimes an hour”

the Neisse-border bridge, the small town of Guben connects with the Polish Gubin, have it serviced frequently to the Polish colleagues, says Mangelsdorf, a Central guard area Director of Falck emergency Neisse, rescue, and ambulance transport GmbH-Spree. “Sometimes 20 minutes, sometimes an hour.”

In the neighboring city there is no ambulance, the journey was so long. Patientenmit fractures or cardiovascular-had to wait for complaints. Life-threatening emergencies had not been there.

counties want to be improved in the act

The legal Basis for cross-border emergency rescue, is now. Several of the Brandenburg counties want to complete in 2019, a cooperation agreement on cross-border rescue service with the Voivodeship of Lubusz, as the interior Ministry informs in Potsdam.

In the case of Uckermark and Märkisch-oderland in cooperation with the West Pomeranian voivodship was planned. And also in Saxony Ministry is according to information of the interior of an agreement in the voting process.

“The question is, in what area, there are no problems,”

From the point of view of the Polish experts, there is still much to do. “The question is, in what area, there are no problems,” says Andrzej Szmit, head of the regional rescue service in Gorzow Wielkopolski. One of the many open questions, the insurance of the Polish colleagues for the work beyond the border. Regulations for drugs procurement were unclear.

paramedics in Poland would have far-reaching privileges as their German colleagues. In this specific case, you would not know often, whether you can give a patient in Germany, the drug you would a Polish administer.

Also, language barriers are considered a Problem. In January, language courses, starting for the German and Polish rescue service employees with an E-Learning program, announces Konrad Meissner of the University medicine Greifswald. In March, there should be also a conference on the theme of air rescue in Szczecin, Poland, says the head of the EU-project “Integrated cross-border rescue service Pomerania/Brandenburg”. “The air rescue between Germany and Poland so far, in contract, or not at all regulated.”

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