King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a Commemorative act for the XXX anniversary of the creation of Madrid City Council’s health emergency service “SAMUR- Civil Protection”- Civil Protection at the Cibeles Palace in Madrid that hosts an exhibition of historic vehicles and this emergency service of the Madrid City Council.
During the visit, King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured the exhibition that reflects, chronologically, the evolution of vehicles, uniforms, and emergency materials, as well as a sample of photographs. After visiting this exhibition, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia established radio contact on an open channel with a Samur mobile unit.
Since its creation in the 1990s, SAMUR-Civil Protection has been in continuous evolution and has become a benchmark in the field of out-of-hospital emergencies both nationally and internationally. SAMUR-Civil Protection has assisted more than three million people in its 30-year history, the equivalent of the population of Madrid.
- It attends to some 400 daily interventions and its care results place it as a reference service in emergencies throughout Europe, with a survival rate in cardiac arrest without sequelae of 21% and 91% of critical patients at seven days.
- The people of Madrid value this service very positively, with 9.14 out of 10, and the time from receiving the notification to its arrival has been reduced to an average of 7’47”.
- AMUR began with some 170 health professionals, which now number about 900, in addition to more than 1,100 Civil Protection volunteers.
Its creation meant a health revolution in the city, going from just taking the patient to the hospital to a model of on-site assistance, in the streets themselves.
- Later, it was also the first emergency service to be integrated into 112 and to incorporate technologies such as defibrillators, analytics or ultrasound into its units, as well as to create joint procedures with hospitals in time-dependent pathologies.
- SAMUR-PC is present in the day-to-day life of the city, also in the most demanding moments such as attacks and large concentrations, and provides service in international missions.
- The City Council continues to work to improve the service, with ten new operational bases, renewing its image with uniforms for the first time adapted to women, and with projects such as this year all units can access the medical records of patients.
Letizia was wearing her Magrit Monica pumps.
Letizia was carrying a Carolina Herrera clutch.
She also wore her Gold & Roses Skyline Crawler earrings
and her Karen Hallam ring