Every year some 300 drug-users die from overdoses in Denmark. That is
one of the highest numbers per citizen in Europe. We know from experience in other
countries that injection-rooms and first-aid at a street level can save lives, remove used
needles from the streets and enable better health and more dignity for a group of very
marginalised citizens, that today are remanded to shade in stairwells and back alleys to get
Establishing of the mobile injection room and first aid service is a private initiative. As it is the case in
other countries with similar initiatives, that today hold a total of 92 publically supported drug-user
facilities, it was a private initiative that started it all. FORENINGEN FIXERUM is a volunteer,
independent private organisation.
• We will establish a mobile first-aid unit for the drug users of Vesterbro, in the form of a
remodeled former ambulance, staffed by volunteer healthcare workers.
• Offer the drug-users chance to inject their drugs in the hygienic comfort of the new
mobile injection-room. In case of overdose there will be staff on hand to notify an
ambulance and provide first-aid until it arrives.
• Provide first-aid to the users that are currently injecting in public.
• Ensure that used needles are safely gathered by the mobile unit.
• In case the authorities do not allow drugs to be injected inside the mobile unit we will
continue to drive out to the hangouts of drug-users that are using public areas to fix. By
being present we can help save lives and improve overall safety.
• We will continue the work to save lives and dignity until there is a permanent drug-using
facility in Vesterbro
• A organization of volunteers with a board: Kasper Iversen, medical doctor; Frank Hvam,
comedian and actor; Ole Hoff-Lund, journalist and public relations officer; Emil Kjørboe, lawyer
and employee of Gadejuristen (Streetlawyers); Mads Kulmbak Hansen, fundraiser and Michael
Lodberg Olsen, social entrepreneur.
• In addition a network of over 55 volunteers
In addition to our own repurposed ambulance, FALCK has donated a used ambulance to the project.
Samvirkende Menighedsplejere conducts the business side. Doctor Kaser Iversen conduct first aid
courses specifically for working with drug-users for the volunteers of the project in cooperation with
Hvidovre Hospital. The Danish Health Board has stressed that doctors and nurses are allowed to work
at a drug-usage site, without legal ramifications. According to our lawyers, there is nothing in Danish or
international law to prevent the establishment of a drug-user room.
For further information, you may contact Chairman Michael Lodberg Olsen on cell
+ 45 2585 2485 – or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards, FORENINGEN FIXERUM – Mobile injectionroom + First-aid.
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The Copenhagen Post online: "Injection rooms save lives"