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CareFlight Air Ambulance called for urgent medical retrieval

The CareFlight Air Ambulance was called to transfer two patients requiring urgent medical care from Mackay to Brisbane last night (Tuesday 24 June).

CareFlight’s Townsville based Learjet was urgently sent to Mackay Airport to retrieve the patients shortly after 7pm.

One patient was a woman in her sixties with an injury to her pelvis. 

The second, a 12-week-old baby boy suffering a serious medical condition.

His mother also travelled on-board the aircraft and accompanied him throughout the flight.

The aircraft arrived at Brisbane Airport shortly after 1am this morning.

Both patients were met by road ambulance and transported to Brisbane based hospitals.

CareFlight’s Air Ambulance performs both rapid response and scheduled medical transfers from Townsville and Brisbane Airports.

The medically configured retrieval jets carry a critical care doctor and intensive care flight nurse on-board all flights and can respond to both domestic and international medical evacuations in as little as 60 minutes.

The teams are available to respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.