CareFlight is incredibly proud to announce that we were awarded the 2023 Not-For-Profit Leadership Award for Outstanding Education Provider for our Trauma Care Workshops.

The Australian Scholarships Foundation Not-For-Profit Leadership Awards are a yearly recognition of the great work being done in the for-purpose space. Their awards highlight teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond to provide outstanding results and service to their communities.

Our teams of experienced clinical educators and Education specialists have worked incredibly hard to put together the Trauma Care Workshop program. It provides lifesaving critical care skills to first responders and community leaders across Australia to ensure that those who are first on the scene to traumatic accidents have the skills and confidence to make the right call in those vital first few minutes.

Our CEO Mick Frewen, Head of Operations – Education Lara Miller, Senior Grants Officer Madison Kennewell and General Manager – Education Cathy Bray attended the ceremony on behalf of Careflight to accept the award.

Mrs Lara Miller said everyone should have the opportunity to be trained and equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to respond to emergencies and help save lives. “The first few minutes after an accident can mean the difference between life and death for the patient. First responders do an incredible job for their community and can be called and at the scene of an accident before additional medical help arrives,” said Mrs Miller.

“Through our partnership with local organisations, health services and emergency services, we are reinforcing the links in the chain of survival by ensuring that a higher level of care is available as soon as an incident occurs.”

We are determined to continue our work ensuring more Australians have the opportunity to learn trauma response skills and the experience to use them. The workshops are part of CareFlight’s grassroots initiative to create a more resilient and healthier community. In collaboration with local groups and their members, CareFlight is building confidence in the emergency response abilities of locals in the community. CareFlight’s Community Education workshops are coordinated by experienced doctors, paramedics and nurses who train first responders. Participants in the upcoming CareFlight Community Education workshops include members from the State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service, St John Ambulance and Marine Rescue.