CareFlight operates a fleet of turbo-prop air ambulances to transport patients between hospitals and clinics and from accident scenes.
The CareFlight planes are a welcome sight to people living in remote locations who would not otherwise be able to access appropriate medical care. They also bring support to remote area health professionals who provide primary health care through community clinics.
CareFlight planes are staffed by a CareFlight pilot, CareFlight nurse and often a CareFlight doctor. The highly experienced aeromedical teams provide a ‘flying hospital’ – a patient retrieval service with a hospital standard of care.
CareFlight operates B200 King Airs in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory. These planes are equipped to carry the most critical patients. They are fitted with stretcher bases, wide cargo doors, loading systems, oxygen and medical equipment. The aircraft can carry two adult stretcher patients and two sitting patients, as well as the aeromedical crew.
In NSW, CareFlight operates three dedicated air ambulances to transport patients needing specialist care in regional areas to and from major hospitals in Sydney and Newcastle.
We transport patients with all levels of need, including serious cardiovascular problems, obstetric complications, snake bites and severe burns, as well as people injured in car, motorbike, farm vehicle and aircraft crashes.
CareFlight planes also transport children and babies, including premature babies. The planes can accommodate specialised newborn and paediatric equipment such as neonatal intensive care modules and BabyPods.
Community support means CareFlight can continue to develop and enhance this service so our patients receive the very best care. Please help us make our top-class service even better. Click here to help us today.