CareFlight flies to multiple missions

Friday, April 12 2019

CareFlight’s rapid response medical team have flown to two different missions within the hour this morning, treating a patient at Northmead and Kings Langley. 

At 10.08am, CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter was tasked to Windsor Road at Northmead after a three-year-old girl was hit by a truck.

It is understood the toddler was waiting with her mother to cross the road when the pram she was in was hit by a truck and pushed forward about 15 metres before coming to a stop.

An ICU doctor and fireman who were bystanders to the accident, provided initial assessment and treatment to the girl who was initially unconscious. 

Landing on a grass field next to the road, CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic continued treatment.

Observation of the toddler was continued by the CareFlight medical team as she was transported via road ambulance to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition. 

CareFlight’s specialist doctor, Fay Balian praised the work of the bystanders.

“The people who were treating the patient prior to us arriving were really great and helped to maintain her condition,” she said.

Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance crews also attended the scene.

Less than 50 minutes later, the CareFlight rapid response helicopter was tasked at 10.55am to Kings Langley after a 24-year-old tradesman fell about two and half metres through pergola roofing.

Landing in a field a nearby field, Police conveyed CareFlight’s medical team to the residential property.

Ambulance crews were first to arrive at the scene and assessed the man who was initially unconscious.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic provided treatment to the man, who had suffered injuries to his upper and lower body. 

Under the observation of CareFlight’s medical team, he was taken via road ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.