CHC has confirmed that earlier this week it removed a Covid-19 patient from a North Sea platform in the Norwegian sector using the EpiShuttle system.
The EpiShuttle is a single-patient isolation and transport system, designed to provide maximum patient safety and comfort while allowing critical care and treatment to be performed.
EpiShuttle can protect the environment from an infected patient or protect a vulnerable patient from a contaminated environment according to the manufacturer’s website.
The Covid-19 patient was flown from a 92 SAR aircraft to Bergen, where they were transferred to a waiting ambulance and taken to the hospital.
CHC said "Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, our Norwegian team worked with Equinor to trial the EpiShuttle system on board Equinor's dedicated SAR aircraft. At our Sola base, Senior crewman, John Erik Norstrøm, participated in a training organized by Equinor which included hands-on training with the EpiShuttle and advanced PPE course for contagious diseases. We would like to thank everyone involved in this week’s successful patient transfer"