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Northern NSW : Spring 2012
Page 8 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Rescue Spring 2012 Our work for our community Winter Missions Our work in the community extends from the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions to the New England and North West region. In the past three months, the Service has been called xx accidents, xx inter hospital transfers and xx search and rescues. 1 Search for a missing aircraft between Coonamble and Mudge. Located aircraft on hillside approximately 5nm north of Tooraweenah. (04/06/12) 2 Transported a 17 year old male from Nords Wharf to Royal North Shore Hospital suf fer ing burns. (09/06/12) 3 A 45 year old female was transported from Gunnedah Hospital to Tamworth Base Hospital suffering a pulmonary oedema. (15/06/12) 4 Transported an 11 week old baby girl from Singleton Hospital to John Hunter Hospital suffering breathing complications. (22/06/12) 5 Tasked to retrieve a 53 year old male suffering chest pain from a ship off the coast of Newcastle. The patient was hoisted onto an aircraft and taken to John Hunter Hospital. (24/06/12) 6 Tasked to assist two people trapped by flood waters in Upper Dartbrook after their vehicle was washed off the road. Patients were picked up and transported safely. (13/07/12) 7 Called to retrieve a 62 year old male from a deeply forested area near Kempsey. The patient was found and transported by road ambulance to a suitable landing area. The Rescue Helicopter flew the patient from Wittitrin to Port Macquarie suffering fractures and rib injuries sustained in an off road motorcycle accident. (28/07/12) 1