Community Medical Services

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lifeflight retrieval bases
dynamic coordination centres
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YEARS SUPPORTING COMMUNITY
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doctors recruited
days of clinical support
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LIFEFLIGHT RETRIEVAL BASES
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DYNAMIC COORDINATION CENTRES
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RETRIEVAL DOCTORS ON EVERY DAY
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DAYS OF CLINICAL SUPPORT
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LifeFlight Australia’s proven capability to recruit, train and deploy specialised medical personnel is integral to our success in providing our life-saving air-medical services at home and internationally.

Since 2001, though our charitable subsidiary LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine, we have hired and trained the consultant and registrar level doctors as well as flight nurses who deliver the pre- and inter- hospital care on our rescue helicopters and air ambulance jets and with all other aeromedical rescue services working in rural and regional Queensland.

The skills and self-reliance of our critical care doctors are honed in our own ‘backyard’ of Queensland, where the geographical remoteness of many of the incidents to which our rescue helicopters respond necessitates more in-flight intensive care than required in most other countries with comparable air-medical services.

These unique challenges and opportunities our doctors regularly encounter forge special capabilities that many of our internationally-recruited medical registrars take back home with them – to the benefit of their own nations’ health systems.

This real-world expertise also underpins LifeFlight’s air-medical training, with our medical instructors drawing on and sharing their recent front-line experiences, not only with our own doctor and flight nurse recruits but also with paramedics prior to their deployments with rescue helicopter crews.

Our first-class recruitment and training practices also make LifeFlight a supplier of choice for government and other organisations seeking specialised air-medical personnel on a contract basis.

WE BELIEVE...
....that every person in Queensland should have equal access to emergency, lifesaving aeromedical care, at no cost.

- RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
WE AIM...
...To create a Queensland where everyone has access to emergency aeromedical care, regardless of location.
WE ENGAGE...
...With our community through a broad range of community initiatives & events with every dollar raised, powerfully impacting Queensland families.
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Last night my son was brought back from Mackay to Brisbane on a LifeFlight plane, The staff onboard were so friendly, creating a very comfortable enviroment for both of us. It was initially thought my son had a blood clot on his mechanical tricuspid valve in his heart. Fortunately, my son came back clear and I thank the LifeFlight team so very much for having the service available and a big thanks to the pilots and medical staff on board.