As Australia’s largest pre-hospital retrieval medicine recruiter, LifeFlight Australia recruits, trains and deploys our own medical and nursing personnel to satisfy our own exacting demands and those of our government and commercial clients.
Recruiting internationally, we currently employ 138 doctors, from specialist consultants to registrars. They provide, in concert with flight nurses and paramedics, pre-hospital treatment and medical monitoring through deployment of our own rescue helicopter and air ambulance fleets, as well as to other providers of emergency and aeromedical care to the Queensland community under contract to the Queensland Health Department.
Intensively trained in retrieval medicine upon recruitment and on a recurring in-service basis at our Brisbane-based LifeFlight Training Academy, our medical personnel’s skills are honed in diverse, complex and demanding operating environments – from motor vehicle accident first response to managing critical illness evacuations internationally.
As well as servicing regional and remote Queensland communities, LifeFlight doctors perform medical retrievals right across Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Our medical teams work onboard a network of both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft from aeromedical bases located throughout Queensland; including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Roma and Brisbane.