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​The Capital Region extends ambulance contract with Falck

Press release   •   Oct 31, 2019 06:00 UTC

The Regional Council has decided to extend the current contract by one year

Falck has been driving ambulances in the Capital Region of Denmark since the establishment of the region and before that in both Copenhagen and Frederiksborg counties. Therefore, it is a long relationship that is now extended by at least one year.

“At Falck, we are very pleased to extend the contract with the Capital Region. We appreciate the good and trustful partnership, and we look forward to keep driving ambulances for the region and citizens,” says Jørgen Mieritz, managing director of Falck Ambulance in Denmark.

The Regional Council has decided that partnership should continue.

“Politically, we agree in the Capital Region that a healthy and good agreement for everyone requires that we have real competition in our ambulance response. Of course, it should not be too expensive, but even more it is about ensuring that ill and injured citizens get the best quality and help when an accident happens,” says chaiman of the Regional Council Sophie Hæstorp Andersen (S).

Falck fully supports that point of view.

“Competition in the ambulance market is important. Free competition and open tenders keep all providers on their toes to provide high quality and service to the patients and to ensure that the region gets the right price and thus as much healthcare as possible,” says Jørgen Mieritz.

Falck is driving the ambulance operation in four out of six areas in the Capital Region.

Falck is a leading international provider of ambulance and healthcare services. For more than a century, Falck has worked with local and national governments to prevent accidents, diseases and emergency situations, to rescue and assist people in emergencies quickly and competently and to rehabilitate people after illness or injury.

Falck operates in 30 countries and has approximately 30,000 employees.