Westpac Rescue helicopter mission summary

Te Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to perform two primary, seven secondary and one search mission.

The Service also performed four training flights.

Mission Type Mission Outline  
14/07/2014 Training NVG currency flight at Lismore Airport & Quarry for Pilot
15/07/2014 Training Land day winch currency for Paramedic conducted at Lismore Airfield.
16/07/2014 Training Pilot training for Instrument Rating Renewal
17/07/2014 Secondary IHT for post stroke victim transported form Lismore Base Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital.
17/07/2014 Training Night winch currency for Paramedic conducted at Lismore Quarry.
18/07/2014 Secondary IHT from Grafton Hospital to Gold Coast University Hospital for a male cardiac patient.
18/07/2014 Secondary IHT from Lismore Hospital to Gold Coast University Hospital for a male with a cardiac condition.
19/07/2014 Primary Called to assist in the search for 3 missing surf board riders at Cape Byron.Two of the surfers made it to shore, the aircraft continued to search for the missing male but was later called off the search.
19/07/2014 Secondary IHT - male with unstable spinal injury - transferred from Lismore Base Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital
19/07/2014 Secondary IHT for elderly male patient from Grafton to Lismore Hospitals.
20/07/2014 Search Tasked to continue over water search from Byron Bay to Tweed Heads and seaward for board rider who went missing on the 19/7/14. Nil sightings.
20/07/2014 Secondary IHT Lismore Base Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital for a male with a head injury.
20/07/2014 Primary Whilst departing Gold Coast Hospital from previous mission the Service was re-tasked to a walking track below the lighthouse at Byron Bay for a male who had collapsed. The Service winched a Doctor and Paramedic into the location to assist a ground medical team who were already on scene.
20/07/2014 Secondary IHT for a female patient needing to be transferred from the Grafton Hospital to the Lismore Hospital.

*Primary - Retrieval of a patient from an incident or accident scene.

*Secondary, and/or Inter Hospital (IHT) - Transfer of a patient from a regional hospital to a major and/or specialist hospital, e.g. Grafton to Brisbane

*MVA - Motor Vehicle Accident

*MCA - Motor Cycle Accident



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