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Two CareFlight crews airlift child patients overnight

Two RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopters have airlifted young children to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital for urgent medical treatment overnight.

The Toowoomba-based rescue crew airlifted a critically injured two-year-old boy from Irongate, west of Toowoomba.

It’s understood a wall collapsed on top of the child causing multi-trauma injuries.

CareFlight was tasked to assist the young boy from the Clive Berghofer CareFlight Centre in Toowoomba shortly after 6pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Police Service officers treated the boy at the scene of the accident before transferring him by road to the waiting CareFlight rescue crew at a helicopter landing site nearby.

The patient was then flown to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital under the care of the CareFlight Doctor.

The young boy travelled with his mother at his side, arriving at the hospital at approximately 8.30pm for specialised medical treatment.

It’s understood Queensland Police are investigating the incident, no further details are available.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter also airlifted a young child to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital overnight.

The rescue crew was tasked to Bollier, near Imbil shortly before 7pm to assist an infant suffering burns to his body.

The CareFlight clinical team and Queensland Ambulance Service officers treated the infant at the scene for injuries caused by contact with hot water, the baby boy and his mother were then flown to Brisbane.

The patient travelled in a stable condition, he was taken to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital for further treatment.