The renovation, proposed for 2020, will include upgrades to the medical storage room, the hangar and office space.
LifeFlight’s Director of Aeromedical Services, David Donaldson said the function of the building has evolved over the years and this project will properly fit out the office and other facilities, to suit current operations.
“Changes to the medical storeroom aids our LifeFlight Critical Care Doctors in their lifesaving efforts,” Mr Donaldson said.
“The renovations to the hangar space will also see an improvement to our ability to facilitate internal training – both flight and ground based.”
The upgrade to the base is timely, as the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter completed 505 missions in the 2018-2019 financial year, making it one of the organisation’s busiest bases.
The LifeFlight Foundation is on a mission of its own – to raise the full $84,450 required to complete “Project Renovation Rescue”.
Today, locals who have already donated a significant amount to the project, gathered to celebrate reaching the half way point of the LifeFlight Foundation’s fundraising goal and to encourage other people in the community, to help make the renovation a reality.
It’s hoped the remaining amount will be raised by the end of the year.
To find out more about the project or to donate follow the link: https://www.lifeflight.org.au/project-renovation-rescue/