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Four children airlifted on first weekend of school holidays

Four children, a newborn and a teen have been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue on the opening weekend of the school holidays. 

A 9 year old girl suffering from burns to the chest sustained while reportedly playing with matches was taken to  Lady Cilento Children's Hospital from Toowoomba Base Hospital early this morning by the Toowoomba crew. She travelled with her mother by her side in a stable condition.

On Saturday, the Toowoomba crew retrieved an 11 year old girl with a medical condition from Toowoomba Base Hospital. The patient travelled in a serious but stable condition to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

The Sunshine Coast crew were tasked to retrieve a teenage boy with a head injury from Nambour Hospital. They took him to the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He travelled in a serious but stable condition.

The Gold Coast crew retrieved a paediatric team from Lady Cilento Children's Hospital early yesterday and travelled to Toowoomba for an unwell 3 year old boy who was said to have accidentally ingested medication. It was the paediatric team's first mission at the new hospital.

The Toowoomba crew travelled to Kingaroy Saturday morning to airlift an 11 year old girl with a suspected fractured leg. The patient travelled in a stable condition to Toowoomba Hospital.

The Sunshine Coast crew were tasked late Friday night to retrieve a newborn girl suffering post birth complications from Toowoomba hospital. The crew travelled via Royal Brisbane Hospital to pick up a neonatal team and transported the baby back in a serious condition.