While these types of missions don’t typically make headlines, the families of those airlifted between hospital facilities would consider these daily flights among the most significant.
Inter-hospital transfers make up 50% of the missionsLifeFlight carries out and involves transporting sick or injured patients from rural hospitals to urban facilities for more specialised care.
Helicopter retrieval provides a faster alternative to road ambulance transport for the most critical patients where time is of the essence and seconds matter.
Each flight brings its own set of challenges. The complexities of the patient’s medical conditions, the intricacies of treatments performed in the air and flight logistics test the skills of the team each and every time.
LifeFlight's highly trained doctors are on board these flights to provide critical care en-route and comfort and reassure patients during an often traumatic time.