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Northern NSW : Rescue Aut 2016
When people start talking in millions of dollars it is easy to think that $2 is almost irrelevant. Let me assure you that is not the case. When a road accident victim, or a seriously ill person, is in need of the Rescue Helicopter, the $2 you give each week makes a considerable difference. The NSW Government, which has awarded us a new contract, and major sponsors who make significant contributions will be the first to tell you that without your donation, no matter how small, the aircraft could simply not fly to missions. There has been some talk in communities that the new contract, which comes into effect next year, means the Service no longer needs community contributions. That is far from the truth. While the new contract means we are dealing with much larger numbers, it does not mean the contribution of the community is not essential. Having to purchase new and larger aircraft, construct new bases and cover all of northern NSW means the costs of providing aeromedical services are higher. The rise is because there are medical imperatives that demand these improved facilities and services. It is all about helping those in need. In this edition of Rescue we demonstrate the costs of some of the smaller elements of these new facilities and equipment. Less than glamorous fundamentals, such as tow bars that allow aircraft to be pulled into hangers, are as essential to rescuing a car accident victim or transferring a seriously ill patient as are the new aircraft themselves. So if you can see your way clear to contribute whatever you can spare then let me assure you it will be as vital to those we help as any large sponsorship. Let me demonstrate. If you were to give a $2 tax deductible donation a week and 1,000 other people from Northern NSW did the same, together you would contribute more than $100,000 a year to ensure that no one whoever needs the Service would have to pay. Richard Jones General Manager $2 means a lot HUNTER SAFETY AWARDS The Service was named Best Work, Health and Safety Management System enterprise (small to medium) in the inaugural Hunter Safety Awards. The award recognised the Service’s commitment to developing a philosophy and culture with effective policies that are valued and supported by the entire organisation. The Service lost one of its closest family members in May when Leoni Marsh, wife of Chairman, Cliff Marsh OAM, passed away. Leonie was a friend to all and a great ambassador to the Service. Our thoughts are with Cliff and the family. Our cover photograph was taken on Sunday 20 March 2016 as the riders of the Wests Cycle Classic made their way back to the Broadmeadow Base after pedaling more than 360 kilometres. Hunter Safety Awards Director Sarah Jane Dunford, Service Quality & Safety Adviser Mick Hollingsworth, Service Safety Quality and HR Manager Rob Jenkins and Rebecca Bottrell from Bottrell Business Consultants 2 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2016
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