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Northern NSW : Spring 2012
Primary This is when the Service is called to an accident. Whether it is a motor vehicle, horse, boat or fire, the Service is called to transport a patient to a medical facility. Secondary A secondary mission or an inter-hospital transfer is when the Ser vices is tasked by NSW Ambulance to transfer a patient from one hospital or medical facility to another. Most often, you will see this type of mission where a patient is transferred from a smaller local hospital to a major regional centre or specialist hospital. Search & Rescue Search and rescue missions stem back to the Ser vice’s initial charter when it was dispatched during the summer months to do beach patrols and assist people who got in trouble while at the beach. Today, with larger aircraft, highly trained crew and medical staff, these missions extend to missions at sea and across more than 132,000 square kilometres of land. Each year, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ser vice undertakes more than 1400 missions across the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions. The work of the Rescue Helicopters and their crews of pilots, crew and paramedics are generally described in three key categories. Did you know Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Operated by the Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd. ABN: 40 002 862 026 The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service produces this newsletter Rescue as a community ser vice to keep the community, sponsors and support groups and all interested people informed about activities within the Service. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this newsletter is correct at the time of publication. Contributions from interested people are always welcome and should be submitted to the Editor at the address above. email@example.com www.rescuehelicopter.com.au New England - North West 50 Basil Brown Drive Tel: 6764 9400 Westdale NSW 2340 Fax: 6764 9411 PO Box 962 Freecall: 1800 155 155 Tamworth NSW 2340 Hunter / Mid North Coast Bavin Road Tel: 4952 0000 District Park Fax: 4952 0055 Broadmeadow NSW 2292 Freecall: 1800 155 155 PO Box 230 New Lambton NSW 2305 Central Coast Level 1 Fountain Plaza Tel: 4363 9746 148-158 The Entrance Road Fax: 4365 0231 Erina NSW 2250 Freecall: 1800 155 155 PO Box 3677 Erina NSW 2250