Media Releases

CareFlight to train emergency services around Australia

CareFlight has begun the national rollout of its popular national MediSim program for 2013. more

Ladder fall leaves man ko'd at Turramurra home

A fall from a ladder while trying to fix a light left a man unconscious with head injuries at his South Turramurra home, in Sydney's north, today. more

Toddler falls from 2nd storey window (Eastwood)

A toddler suffered serious injuries when he fell from a second story window at Eastwood, in Sydney's north-west, today more

Helicopter flying to airlift ill crew member from cruise ship (off Arnhem Land)

Darwin's CareFlight helicopter is flying a long-range mission to airlift an ill crew member from a luxury cruise ship off the remote coast of Arnhem Land in northern Australia. more

Bicycle crash man's critical head injury (West Pennant Hills)

A man was left initially unconscious when he crashed off his bike on a downhill road in Cumberland State Forest in West Pennant Hills, in Sydney's north-west, late today. more

Pedestrian suffers critical head injuries (Merrylands)

A man suffered severe head injuries when struck by a car while crossing a busy road at Merrylands West, in Sydney's west, tonight. more

Stairs fall toddler (Engadine)

A toddler left initially unconscious at his home at Engadine in Sydney's south is being transferred to hospital. more

Todd Peisley ride raising funds for CareFlight

When bikers ride from the geographic centre of Sydney next month they will commemorate a champion of the motorcycling community, Todd Peisley, while supporting national aeromedical charity CareFlight. more

CareFlight to train emergency service volunteers in Kempsey

CareFlight's national rollout of its popular national MediSim program returns to where it started three years ago -- with a course at Kempsey RSL on Monday and Tuesday 11 & 12 February. more

Trail bike crash woman airlifted (Appin)

An injured woman was airlifted to hospital by CareFlight after she collided with a vehicle on a bush track near Appin in Sydney's south-west today. more

Woman flown from car crush crash (Blackheath)

A woman defied death when her small car was crushed between two trucks at Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, today. more

CareFlight honours Australian outback aeromedical pioneer

A pioneer of Australian aeromedicine was honoured when Northern Territory Health Minister David Tollner officially launched CareFlight's provision of the Top End Medical Retrieval Service at Darwin International Airport today. more

Lake jump man flown from Narrabeen

A man was flown to hospital after he struck his neck on a sandbar when he dived into Narrabeen Lake this afternoon. more

Injured tree crush woman flown to Darwin

A woman injured when a tree fell on her campervan at Daly Waters was flown to Darwin today. more

Toddler's lucky escape from unit window fall (Balmain)

A toddler had a lucky escape from serious injury when he fell from a window and plunged nine metres to the ground from a unit at Balmain, in Sydney's innter west, late today. more

Pollice and CareFlight combine to rescue fisho

Northern Territory Police and Darwin's CareFlight helicopter combined to rescue a man from his small capsized boat from an isolated bay in Darwin Harbour late tonight. more

Crabbers rescued from Darwin Harbour ordeal

Four men spent a 22-hour ordeal clinging to mangrove trees after their crabbing boat capsized in an isolated creek in Darwin Harbour before they were rescued this morning. more

CPR saves boy found in pool (Mt Pritchard)

Quick application of CPR saved a young boy’s life after he was found unconscious in a backyard pool at Mt Pritchard in Sydney’s south-west today. more

Young girl airlifted after fall from window (Elanora Heights)

A CareFlight trauma doctor teamed with ambulance paramedics to treat a young girl who fell from a first floor window at a house in Elanora Heights, in Sydney’s north, today. more

Ladder fall man flown from Blue Mountains

A man is being treated in hospital for injuries suffered when he fell from a ladder at a house in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, today. more

Four on boat towed in off NT's Glynde Point

Four people were rescued on their broken down boat after activating a distress beacon in the Beagle Gulf, about 50 km north-east of Darwin today. more

Woman flown from Timber Creek rollover

An injured woman was flown to hospital in Darwin following a single vehicle rollover near Timber Creek today. more

Wall fall leaves man critical (Coogee)

A man suffered critical head injuries when he fall from a wall he was trying to climb at Coogee in Sydney's eastern suburbs today. more

Stairs fall toddler flown from Gosford

A toddler was flown to hospital in Sydney after falling down stairs at a holiday resort on the Central Coast today. more

Bystanders save two young children from park lagoon (Wattamolla)

Quick action by two picknickers saved two young children from drowning in a Royal National Park lagoon, south of Sydney, late today. more

Adelaide woman flown from Hawkesbury River ski mishap (Pitt Town)

A woman suffering neck injuries was flown to hospital by CareFlight following a water ski mishap on the Hawkesbury River at Pitt Town, in Sydsney's north-west, today. more

Christmas BBQ explosion puts three in hospital (Glenfield)

Two adults and a child were hospitalised with burns from a Christmas Day barbeque explosion at Glenfield, in Sydney's south-west, this afternoon. more

Ladder fall man left unconscious (Enmore)

A fall from a ladder while painting his house left a man unconscious with critical head injuries at Enmore, in Sydney's inner west, today. more

4WD fall child flown to Darwin (Peppimenarti)

A child who suffered head injuries when he fell from a 4WD was flown by CareFlight to hospital in Darwin today. more

Teen bitten by crocodile flown to Darwin (Ramingining)

A teenage boy bitten on the leg by a crocodile was flown from Arnhem Land to Darwin for treatment late today. more

Girl found unconscious on boat (Georges River, East Hills)

Emergency services rushed to a girl found unconscious and not breathing on a boat on the Georges River, at East Hills in Sydney's south-west, today. more

Trauma team treats Hurstville man it by bus (Sydney)

A CareFlight trauma team flew to the Sydney CBD to team with emergency services treating a man hit and dragged under a bus in the city tonight. more

Critical car crash man flown from Jabiru

A critically injured man was flown from Jabiru to hospital in Darwin following a fatal car crash at Jabiru this morning. more

Traumatic end to cricket win (Bossley Park)

A man's win cricket on Terone Park ended with his admission to Westmead Hospital for treatment to a head injury late today. more

Caringbah Croquet Park a trauma helipad

A croquet park at Caringbah served as an impromptu helipad after a teenage boy fell from his skateboard at South Caringbah last on Friday. more

CareFlight to fly more children across NSW

National aeromedical charity CareFlight has been selected by the NSW Government to fly medical teams from the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) from January next year. more

Highway crash leaves biker critical (Engadine)

A motor bike rider was critically injured in a crash with a car at Engadine in Sydney's south today. more

Two flown after second troopie rollover (Bathurst Island)

Two injured people were flown from Bathurst Island, north of Darwin, overnight after the second troopie 4WD vehicle rollover at a remote Top End location in three days. more

Article in the Sydney Morning Herald

Late last week CareFlight was contacted by a journalist, asking us to comment on an unsigned letter written on Ambulance Service of NSW letterhead. The letter contained a number of sweeping, unsubstantiated and incorrect statements, all critical of CareFlight's medical service and clinical standards. more

Eight injured in troopie rollover (Wadeye)

Eight young people were injured on Saturday night when a troopie crashed into a tree near the town of Wadeye, 230 km south-west of Darwin. more

2-car crash leaves man critical (Killara)

Two people were injured, one critically, in a two-car head-on crash at Killara in Sydney's north this afternoon. more

Airlift for boy hit by car (Mittagong)

A young boy was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while walking across the old Hume Highway at Mittagong in the NSW Southern Highlands this afternoon. more

Saving lives - CareFlight takes off with Allianz Global Assistance

The world's leading emergency assistance and insurance provider, Allianz Global Assistance, today came on board as a major sponsor of national aeromedical charity CareFlight. more

Trauma team flies to fall injuries (Oyster Bay & Cabarita)

The CareFlight trauma team flew to treat two males injured in separate falls across Sydney today. more

Crash leaves cyclist with head injury (Springwood)

Emergency services combined to treat a man who suffered head injuries when he collided with a vehicle while riding his bicycle at Springwood, in the Blue Mountains, this afternoon. more

Ladder fall leaves man with critical head injury (Strathfield)

A fall from the ladder he was using while tidying up in his backyard left a man with critical head injuries at Strathfield, in Sydney's west, late today. more

CPR bid to resuscitate boy found in pool

Police, ambulance paramedics and a CareFlight trauma team rushed to resuscitate a young boy found in a backyard swimming pool at Roseville, on Sydney's north shore, late today. more

Trauma team lands on bridge for ko'd driver (Brooklyn Bridge)

A CareFlight trauma team landed in the middle of Brooklyn Bridge, on the F3 above the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney, to treat a man who was knocked unconscious when his car crashed into a bridge railing today. more

Child burns at Lower Portland

A young girl suffered burns to her legs and feet while on a family outing to the Hawkesbury River in Sydney's north-west today. more

Quad bike crash injures man at Menai

A man was left initially unconscious when he crashed the quad bike he was riding on a trail behind a sports ground at Menai, in Sydney's south, today. more

Airlift for head injury crash biker (Forresters Beach)

Emergency services rushed to treat a motor bike rider who suffered multiple injuries when he spilled onto the road at Forresters Beach on the NSW Central Coast today. more

Life Jacket saves ko'd jet skier (Oatley Bay)

A lifejacket saved a man's life when he was thrown from the back of a jet ski travelling at high speed on the Georges River in Sydney's south this afternoon. more

Collision leaves boy with head injuries (Tregear)

Ambulance paramedics and a CareFlight trauma doctor teamed to treat a boy left with critical head injuries when his bicycle and a car collided at Tregear in Sydney's west late today. more

Medical teams combine to treat injured roll over truck driver (Victoria Highway)

Medical teams and emergency services combined to treat an injured road train driver after his rig rolled over on the Victoria Highway, near Victoria River roadhouse, overnight. more

Trauma team treats playground injury girl (Picnic Point)

A toddler was left suffering concussion when she fell from a ladder in a playground at Picnic Point late today. more

Airllift for ko'd crash cyclist (Somerset)

A roadside paddock became an improvised helipad to allowa CareFlight doctor to treat an injured motor bike rider at Somerset in Sydney's outer north-west today. more

Two women flown to Darwin from fatal crash (Kalkaringi)

Two injured women were flown by CareFlight to hospital following a fatal vehicle crash at Kalkaringi overnight. more

Ladder fall leaves man with head injury (Mt Colah)

A five-metre fall from a ladder left a man initially unconscious at his Mt Colah home, in Sydney's north, tonight. more

Crash rider airlift (Mowbray Park)

A motor bike rider was flown to hospital after he crashed into another bike during a ride with friends at Mowbray Park, near Picton in Sydney's outer south-west, today. more

Fig tree branch fall impales woman at Mosman

Medical teams worked to treat a woman who was impaled by the branch of a large fig tree which fell on her at Mosman, in Sydney's north, today. more

Elderly man suffers burns in home fire (Bella Vista)

An elderly man was flown to hospital by CareFlight after suffering burns as a fire engulfed his home at Bella Vista in Sydney's north-west today. more

Girl on push bike collides with car (South Windsor)

A young girl riding a push bike was injured in a collision with a car at South Windsor, in Sydney's north-west, today. more

Girl falls from house window (Berala)

A girl suffered multiple injuries when she fell from a first floor window of a house at Berala in Sydney's south-west today. more

Teamword for snake bite mustering man (Daly River region)

Station staff and CareFlight are combining to treat a man bitten by a snake while mustering cattle on a station in the Daly River region, 250 km south of Darwin late today. more

Boy hit by car near home (Blacktown)

A young boy suffered multiple fractures when struck by a car near his home in Blacktown late today. more

Motor bike fall leaves boy with serious head injury (Kulnura)

A fall from a small dirt bike left a young boy with a serious head injury on the NSW Central Coast hinterland today. more

Injured disabled man rescued from gorge (Hayes Creek)

An injured man was flown to hospital after he was winched out of a gorge by Darwin's CareFlight 150 km south of Darwin today. more

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