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Northern NSW : Rescue Aut 2016
How they met the helicopter Since 1975, about 30,000 people have been assisted by the Service, but for the most part we are largely unaware of their identity. These people are known as Rescue Club members and because their patient information is privately held by NSW Health we only get to meet them when they get in contact with us. For many people, meeting and talking with Service staff, crew and pilots helps with the recovery process. For others it’s a way of connecting with people who have also been in similar situations. In March the Service held a special event for about 40 people who joined a base tour, inspected the helicopter, met crews and staff and found out a little more about how the Rescue Helicopter works as part of the State’s emergency care chain. In the next few issues of Rescue we will publish a number of stories about these people and how they met the Rescue Helicopter. If you know of anyone who has been assisted by the Rescue Helicopter please let them know they can make contact at any time by calling us on 1800 155 155. RescueClub Grateful for a community asset In August 2014 Ben Russell was playing a game of basketball with some mates at his school, Lake Munmorah High. He doesn’t remember the game very well and has no recollection of falling heavily on his head. According to his dad, Brad, his mates said that he tripped and blacked-out completely. ‘ They ran to alert the teaching staff. In moments paramedics arrived at the school to find Ben dazed and without feeling in his arms and legs. They quickly called the Rescue Helicopter, which transferred Ben to Westmead Hospital,’ Brad said. ‘ I am pretty lucky,’ Ben said. ‘A fter only two days the feeling came back completely and I was allowed to go home.’ His dad Brad said that he had always valued the Service and its work but was so appreciative when Ben needed it. Brad owns a promotional products business based on the Central Coast called Tee Off and has been assisting the Service with merchandise for fundraising and acknowledgements. ‘ We are so grateful for the work that the Rescue Helicopter provides to our community. Its ability to get Ben to specialist care so quickly made all the difference,’ he said. Brad and Ben Russell joined the 40 year anniversary of the Service at Merewether Beach last December with the Service’s Chief Pilot Mike de Winton March 16 visit to base 3 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2016
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