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