CareFlight has undertaken two back-to-back missions across Sydney in Gwandalan and Parramatta earlier this afternoon.
In Gwandalan, Central Coast, a 53-year-old man had fallen approximately three metres from his balcony while he was cleaning a bird cage. The man sustained a head injury, suspected spinal injuries and rib fractures from his fall.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 1.20pm and landed half an hour later in a park. NSW Ambulance paramedics had already provided treatment for the man and transported him to meet CareFlight’s clinical team.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the patient, including an ultrasound in the ambulance.
CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the man was transported by road with NSW Ambulance to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.
As CareFlight’s aeromedical crew was returning to the Westmead hangar, NSW Ambulance tasked them to another incident at 3:40pm in Parramatta where a pedestrian was hit by a car on Argyle Street.
The 50-year-old man went into cardiac arrest from the impact and lost consciousness. CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter landed in the grounds of Parramatta High School where NSW Police escorted the clinical team to the scene of the incident.
NSW Ambulance paramedics were first on scene to provide initial treatment and CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic assessed the man’s condition, including performing an ultrasound.
CareFlight’s clinical team escorted the man by road with NSW Ambulance to Westmead Hospital where he arrived in a critical condition.