Swiss Post using drones between Berne hospitals

After apparent success in Lugano, Swiss Post is planning to extend its drone hospital laboratory delivery drone pilot to the country’s capital, Berne.

In partnership with UAV specialists Matternet, Swiss Post is now going to use drones between Tiefenau hospital and the University Hospital Insel.

At present lab samples are sent between the hospitals using a courier and for urgent cases, by taxi.

According to Swiss Post: “To ensure that the results are as informative as possible, the drone is being deployed on at least ten effective flight days over two weeks. The flights will then be jointly evaluated and Insel Gruppe will decide whether to use drones for day-to-day transportation of lab samples in the future. Following the evaluation of the route in Berne (Insel Gruppe), Swiss Post will look into a further route between the main laboratory, ZLZ Zentrallabor Zürich, and the ZLZ emergency laboratory at the Hirslanden Klinik Im Park.”