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Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2022

Take a look back with us at the past Rega year and find out what Rega is doing to further improve air rescue in Switzerland.

The very best for our patients

Back in 1953, Rega flew just six missions. Last year, our Operations Centre organised 21,000 missions and the Rega crews were able to bring medical assistance by air to more than 14,000 people in distress.

These figures clearly show that Rega is needed and forms an integral part of the Swiss healthcare system. However, we do not want to just maintain the status quo, but to constantly improve air rescue services throughout Switzerland. By investing in our infrastructure, for instance. Thus from 2024, we will be deploying state-of-the-art rescue helicopters with an innovative five-bladed rotor. In addition, last year we expanded our network of helicopter bases: we have completely taken over our long-standing partner base in Geneva and also established a new base in Sion. As always, we resolutely focus on ensuring that in the event of a medical emergency, people can always rely on the nearest and most suitable rescue helicopter being called out, wherever they may be.

We are aware that our endeavours to further develop air rescue in Switzerland do not always meet with approval. But Rega wants the very best for its patients. And the welfare of the Swiss population must always be accorded higher priority than economic interests.

Consequently, Rega will continue to consistently pursue its chosen path in the future. Our commitment is only possible thanks to our more than 3.6 million patrons. We would like to thank the Swiss population for their ever-increasing support and will continue to work tirelessly to provide modern, countrywide and patient-oriented air rescue services in Switzerland.