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Northern NSW : Spring 2013
Our work for our community 1 HOT WATER ACCIDENT A nine month old male was transported from Buff Point to Westmead Children’s Hospital suffering burns sustained when a bucket of hot water tipped on him. 03/05/2013 2 MVA: Called to a Motor Vehicle Accident at Ellenborough and transported a 48 year old male suffering an elbow and hip injuries and a 43 year old female suffering a fractured leg and abrasions to John Hunter Hospital. 12/05/2013 3 HOSPITAL TRANSFER: A 66 year old male suffering a medical condition was transported from Inverell Hospital to Tamwor th Base Hospital 12/05/13 4 DIRT BIKE FALL: A 17 year old male from Hillgrove was taken to Tamworth Base Hospital after injuring his arm and collarbone when he fell from a dirt bike. 25/05/2013 5 COIN COMPLICATIONS: A two year old female was transported from Tamworth Airport to John Hunter Hospital with complications af ter swallowing a coin. 27/05/2013 6 FROM WALCHA: Called to a single car motor vehicle accident on the Oxley Highway near Walcha. Transported a 70 year old female suffering suspected spinal injuries to Armidale Hospital for further treatment. 09/06/2013 7 SEARCH AND RESCUE: Requested by police to assist in locating four young people who had failed to return from a bushwalk near Paterson. Af ter a short search, the group was located on a nearby walking track. Directed by police to their locations and had confirmation that they were all well. 02/07/2013 8 HORSE ACCIDENT: A six year old male from Narrabri suffered head injuries when he fell from his horse. He was then transpor ted from Wee Waa Hospital to Tamworth Base Hospital. 04/07/2013 Summar y missions In the past three months the Service has been called to assist: 68 Primary missions 93 Inter-hospital transfers 8 Search and Rescue Our work in the community extends from the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast to the New England - Nor th West regions. It is a diverse geographical area that includes a population of about one million people. Page 10 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ser vice - Rescue Spring 2013