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Do you have this problem?

 A patient is bleeding out and needs an X-ray and an operation. While the patient is being wheeled from X-ray to the emergency room and to the theatre, the medical staff are busy making a lot of calls on their phones. Send for blood, order lab tests, reserve the operating theatre.

This can take too much time.

Did you know that there’s a better way? Instead of phones, you and other medical professionals could use professional radios for your daily communications.

Communication over TETRA has helped save lives around the world, and real-life experiences in hospitals have busted common myths about radio communication in medical care.

Download the guide that corrects 5 wrong ideas about TETRA in hospitals

Three problems - solved

What are the three problems everyone has with in-hospital communications

- and how to solve them?

Jouni Kemppainen from Airbus gives three valuable tips for hospitals and medical teams on how they can improve their communications.

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Still not sure if radio communication is right for you?

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Life-saving communication for medical teams

Watch this video! In less than five minutes, you will see how you, too, could benefit from TETRA radio communications

Expert advice: How to introduce TETRA to hospitals?

Using TETRA in hospitals can bring great benefits. But how do you go about it?

Tomi Pekkonen, Manager for Social and Healthcare VIRVE network, Hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa (Finland), gives us his top tips.

Case study: TETRA used in hospitals to save time – and lives

Each year, Finland’s North Karelia hospital deals with around 54 trauma cases where up to five patients will need treatment. Using TETRA radio communications has cut the time taken to deal with each case by 20 minutes on average. It has also saved medics around 500 hours a year.

Read more in this case study.

Guide: 5 wrong ideas about TETRA in hospitals

Do you believe this myth? "Healthcare organisations need only a few authority radios to use if and when there is a major incident."

You should not! Learn the facts about TETRA radio communication in hospitals and in medical care. Download this guide now!

What are medical professionals saying?

Communication over TETRA has helped save lives around the world, but still people have wrong ideas about it. Real-life experiences in hospitals have busted common myths about TETRA radio communication in medical care.

Why does this emergency medical doctor think communication is important?

Doctor Harri Pikkarainen is an emergency physician for a hospital in Finland. He recommends TETRA because it is fast and lets you reach many people with only one sentence. What does he consider the most important feature in TETRA communication?

Advantages from TETRA communications for a medical doctor

Doctor Heljä Vänni from a Finnish hospital reveals her view on the foremost advantage from using Virve TETRA radios.

What does an emergency medical doctor think of TETRA radios?

Doctor Juhani Tavasti works is a flying doctor in a Finnish hospital. He uses his VIRVE TETRA radio in every mission. He reveals it is the most important technical device that he uses.

How a medical doctor experiences TETRA radios

Doctor Anu Karasola uses a VIRVE TETRA radio every day. What are the situations in which she uses her radio?

Which benefits have these people gained?

Emergency nurse explains the amazing savings from using TETRA

Kenneth Nilsson is an emergency nurse in a Finnish hospital. On this video, he gives several practical examples of things they can now do without making any phone calls.

I never have to call a busy number again

Auli Virtanen is a nurse at a hospital in Finland. She uses VIRVE TETRA every day. On this video, she gives three reasons why other hospitals should also adopt TETRA communications.

What a nurse will know thanks to TETRA radios

Assistant nurse in charge Tomas Bodman works at a hospital in Finland. In this video, he explains the benefits he's gained in his work from using VIRVE TETRA radios.

Emergency nurse and the amazing savings from using TETRA

Alerting a trauma team used to take a lot of time at nurse Jari Hirvonen's hospital. He explains the astonishing differences that VIRVE TETRA radios have brought to the situation.

Which tools could you choose?

TETRA radio communications

Your hospital could manage emergency care more efficiently using TETRA radio communications. Medical teams should check the TH1n slimline which is very small and lightweight:


New ideas for paging

Two-way pagers at a hospital can alert staff and show who’s available. Active, two-way paging on the P8GR TETRA pager could improve the level of care that your hospital provides.

Download an article to learn more about a paging trial at a Finnish hospital:

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