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Where are they deployed?

 The first Doctor Helicopter in Japan came into operation in April 2001. As of March,2017, 51 Doctor Helicopters are deployed at hospitals located in 41 prefectures as shown in the below map and table.
 However, this is not sufficient yet. Our target is to deploy at least one helicopter in each prefecture, or perhaps more than one in the larger prefectures, which makes about 60 locations for the meanwhile. Ideally though, taking into account the medically underserved areas such as remote islands and mountainous areas, deployment of 80 helicopters is desirable. For comparison, Germany, which is slightly smaller than Japan, has 80 base points and Switzerland just about the size of Kyushu has 13 base points for medical helicopters.



■Hospital-Based Doctor-Heli Station Map
Prefecture Operation Base Hospital Date Service Started
1. Aichi Aichi Medical University Hospital January 2001
2. Okayama Kawasaki Medical School Hospital April 2001
3. Chiba Chiba Hokusoh Hospital October 2001
4. Shizuoka Seirei Mikatahara Hospital October 2001
5. Fukuoka Kurume University Hospital February 2002
6. Kanagawa Tokai University Hospital July 2002
7. Wakayama Wakayama Medical University Hospital January 2003
8. Shizuoka Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital March 2004
9. Hokkaido Teine-Keijin-Kai Hospital April 2005
10. Nagano Saku Central Hospital July 2005
11. Nagasaki Nagasaki Medical Center June 2006
12. Saitama Saitama Medical Center October 2007
13. Fukushima Fukushima Medical University Hospital January 2008
14. Osaka Osaka University Hospital January 2008
15. Okinawa Urazoe General Hospital December 2008
16. Chiba Kimitsu Chuo Hospital January 2009
17. Gumma Maebashi Red Cross Hospital February 2009
18. Aomori Hachinohe City Hospital March 2009
19. Hokkaido Asahikawa Red Cross Hospital October 2009
20. Hokkaido Jointly with Kushiro City General Hospital and Kushiro Kojin Kai Memorial Hospital October 2009
21. Tochigi Dokkyo Medical University Hospital January 2010
22. Hyogo Toyooka Hospital April 2010
23. Ibaraki Jointly with Mito Saiseikai General Hospital and Mito Medical Center July 2010
24. Yamaguchi Yamaguchi University Hospital January 2011
25. Kochi Kochi Health Sciences Center March 2011
26. Gifu Gifu University Hospital February 2011
27. Shimane Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital June 2011
28. Nagano Shinshu University Hospital October 2011
29. Kagoshima Kagoshima City Hospital December 2011
30. Kumamoto Kumamoto Red Cross Hospital January 2012
31. Akita Akita Red Cross Hospital January 2012
32. Mie Mie University Hospital and Ise Red Cross Hospital February 2012
33. Yamanashi Yamanashi Prefectural Central Hospital April 2012
34. Miyazaki University of Miyazaki Hospital April 2012
35. Iwate Iwate Medical University Hospital May 2012
36. Oita Oita University Hospital October 2012
37. Aomori Aomori Prefectural Central Hospital October 2012
38. Tokushima Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital October 2012
39. Niigata Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital October 2012
40. Yamagata Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital November 2012
41. Hiroshima Hiroshima University Hospital and Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital May 2013
42. Hyogo Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Medical Center November 2013
43. Saga Saga University Hospital January 2014
44. Hokkaido Hospital Hakodate Hokkaido February 2015
45. Shiga Saiseikai Shigaken Hospital April 2015
46. Toyama Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital August 2015
47. Miyagi
Jointly with Sendai Medical Center and Touhoku University Hospital
October 2016
48. Kagoshima
Kagoshima Prefectural Ooshima Hospital
December 2016
49. Ehime
Jointly with Ehime Prefectural Central Hospital and Ehime University Hospital
February 2017
50. Nara
Jointly with  Minaminara  Medical Center and Nara University Hospital
March 2017
51. Niigata
Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital
March 2017