CareFlight emergency helicopter missions include:
- treating critically injured people at accident scenes
- transporting patients from accident scenes to the nearest appropriate hospital
CareFlight is Australia’s most experienced helicopter medical emergency service. The CareFlight model of care provides a fully integrated aeromedical crew – a specialist doctor, nurse or paramedic, pilot and aircrewman – working together as a team. This highly trained trauma team flies directly to accident scenes, effectively taking the hospital to the patient.
The NSW CareFlight Rapid Response Helicopter Service is based in the grounds of Westmead Hospital. The service aims to be airborne and on its way to trauma incidents within five minutes of being called. This means that severely injured patients receive hospital level care as quickly as possible. Every minute saved is vital – for some patients the difference between life and death.
The CareFlight Rapid Response Helicopter Service is entirely funded by donations from the community and sponsors.
The NT CareFlight Rescue Helicopter is a crucial lifeline for the Top End community. Big, fast, and long range, the Agusta Westland 139 is particularly suited for the vast distances and challenging terrain of the Top End. This helicopter can transport multiple patients and medical staff.
The CareFlight Rescue Helicopter is funded by the local community and local business. Click here to learn how you can help keep the helicopter in the air, saving lives.