Man partially amputates hand - CareFlight

Man partially amputates hand

Thursday 4 February 2021

A 66-year-old man trimming the branches of a tree has partially amputated his hand with an angle grinder in a Stanhope Gardens residence.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 8:35am and landed 15 minutes later in Edgewood Park. NSW Police escorted CareFlight’s clinical team to the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the man and prepared him for transport to hospital for emergency surgery.

The man was taken by road in a stable condition with NSW Ambulance to Westmead Hospital under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team.