CareFlight pioneered the concept of the critical care stretcher bridge, an ingenious mobile intensive care unit. The unit allows medical equipment to be as accessible and effective in the confined space of a helicopter as it is in a hospital. This simple idea has been adopted in aeromedicine worldwide.
Our reputation for innovation began with Australia’s first dedicated helicopter medical emergency service 30 years ago.
Today CareFlight manages an extensive program of medical research. All CareFlight’s research programs explore ways in which we can better deliver on our core purpose of saving lives, speeding recovery and serving the community.