Over the past three decades, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has made a difference to the lives of thousands of people, having flown 45,000 critical rescue missions.
To rural and remote communities, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue offers a lifeline of hope. In an environment where access to medical care can take hours by road, air-medical intervention can often mean the difference between life and death.
LifeFlight's iconic blue and yellow helicopters watch over a flight region which extends nearly a quarter of a million square kilometres South into New South Wales, North to the town of 1770, North West to the reaches of the Carpentaria Shire, West into the Surat Basin and further into the Barkly Regional Council in the Northern Territory, as well as up to 100 nautical miles out to the Coral Sea.
Eight RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters are located across five community bases, including Mount Isa, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. The dedicated medically configured helicopters and their highly skilled crews remain online to assist those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Each day, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treat an average of five seriously ill and critically injured patients.
Whilst in the air, LifeFlight's dedicated and highly skilled critical care doctors, intensive care flight nurses and some of the finest Queensland Ambulance Service flight paramedics ensure all patients receive the highest level of care.
Some of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue's biggest supporters are the communities in which they operate; generous community members fund almost one third of the service's operations.
LifeFlight's naming right's sponsor RACQ, Queensland's peak motoring organisation, has been a dedicated supporter of the rescue service for more than 20 years. This sponsorship ensures the service is available for not only RACQ members, but anyone in need... anywhere... anytime.