CareFlight has undertaken two consecutive missions today to treat two patients who have fallen from separate residences.
In the first mission, a 30-year-old man was measuring roof panels on a Tumbi Umbi, Central Coast, property when he fell three metres onto concrete. The man sustained extensive injuries and fractures to his pelvis and upper and lower limbs.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked shortly before 11:28am from CareFlight’s Westmead hangar and landed less than half an hour later at the Killarney Vale Australian Football Club where NSW Ambulance had transported the patient.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic assessed the patient and treated his fractures before flight transfer. The man was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team.
Half an hour after CareFlight’s aeromedical crew returned to the hangar, they were tasked to another incident in Baulkham Hills where a 56 year-old-man had fallen from the roof of a single storey home and was found on the ground unconscious.
The CareFlight Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked at 3:00pm and landed five minutes later in a park near the scene of the incident. NSW Police transported the clinical team to the residence where NSW Ambulance were providing initial treatment.
The patient was treated for a suspected head injury and he was taken by road ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition under the ongoing care of CareFlight’s doctor and paramedic.
CareFlight’s duty doctor said: “During these times of social distancing with more people undertaking home projects, CareFlight urges individuals to take appropriate precautions when performing maintenance around the house.”