CareFlight extricates and treats man who fell from roof - CareFlight

CareFlight extricates and treats man who fell from roof

Tuesday 6 October 2020

A 60-year-old man working on the roof of his Wisemans Ferry residence has fallen six metres into shrubbery on a steep slope.

The man sustained chest and back injuries.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 5.10pm from the Westmead hangar and landed 30 minutes later in a field by the scene of the incident. The clinical team were the first emergency services personnel to arrive.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic worked together to perform a clinical assessment on the man, including an ultrasound, while also clearing back the shrubbery and extricating him from the slope.

NSW Ambulance paramedics later arrived on scene to provide further assistance.

The clinical team continued providing care as the man was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.