Friday 10 July 2020
A 52-year-old man has fallen three metres through a roof in the grounds of Wahroonga Public School.
The roof cleaner fell onto concrete and sustained trauma to his abdomen, had a serious head injury and lost consciousness from his fall.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly after 9:00am and landed within the grounds of the school where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed an ultrasound on the patient and discovered that he had internal bleeding in addition to his concussion.
CareFlight’s clinical team intubated the patient and placed him in an induced coma to stabilise him. They also performed a blood and plasma transfusion within the school grounds.
CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the man was taken by road in a critical condition with NSW Ambulance to Royal North Shore Hospital.