Help build the LifeFlight Roma Base

Help us build a new Roma base so LifeFlight can always be there for the people of the Maranoa region and beyond.

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LifeFlight has been servicing the Maranoa since 2011 and has outgrown the demand for our services in the region. Our Roma base urgently needs rebuilding to house our state-of-the-art choppers and equipment, and to allow our crews to mobilise as quickly as possible in an emergency. We need your help today to help build our new base. Together, we can save lives in Queensland.

Your support will mean so much to families like little Max’s. His mum, Emma, found out first-hand just how crucial access to life-saving medical attention can be when he walked into the firepit at their farm, an hour north of Roma.

“When the ambulance arrived, they took one look at Max’s feet and called for the LifeFlight helicopter. It looked like he might lose his toes without urgent intervention. The relief we felt when we knew LifeFlight was coming was tremendous. We just knew it was going to be OK.”

Thanks to the fast actions of the LifeFlight Rescue Crew, Max was flown to the burns unit at Queensland Children's Hospital and received specialist treatment that saved his toes.

We need your help today, so we can be there for people like Max, right across the Maranoa, whenever an emergency strikes.

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Your support will mean so much to families like little Max’s. His mum, Emma, found out first-hand just how crucial access to life-saving medical attention can be when he walked into the firepit at their farm, an hour north of Roma.

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"When the ambulance arrived, they took one look at Max’s feet and called for the LifeFlight helicopter. It looked like he might lose his toes without urgent intervention. The relief we felt when we knew LifeFlight was coming was tremendous. We just knew it was going to be OK.”

Thanks to the fast actions of the LifeFlight Rescue Crew, Max was flown to the burns unit at Queensland Children's Hospital and received specialist treatment that saved his toes.

We need your help today, so we can be there for people like Max, right across the Maranoa, whenever an emergency strikes.

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Your support will mean so much to families like little Max’s. His mum, Emma, found out first-hand just how crucial access to life-saving medical attention can be when he walked into the firepit at their farm, an hour north of Roma.

“When the ambulance arrived, they took one look at Max’s feet and called for the LifeFlight helicopter. It looked like he might lose his toes without urgent intervention. The relief we felt when we knew LifeFlight was coming was tremendous. We just knew it was going to be OK.”

Thanks to the fast actions of the LifeFlight Rescue Crew, Max was flown to the burns unit at Queensland Children's Hospital and received specialist treatment that saved his toes.

We need your help today, so we can be there for people like Max, right across the Maranoa, whenever an emergency strikes.

About the project

The LifeFlight Roma Base Upgrade addresses a number of functional and operational issues and will help our crew meet the increasing demand that their lifesaving rescue service is experiencing in the region. The proposed upgrade includes the construction of a new facility at Roma Airport, that will meet the aviation, clinical and administrative needs of the service. The current base is no longer fit-for-purpose, as it is not large enough to house, maintain and maneuver the upgraded aircraft (an AW139) that is dedicated to this base.

This project proposes that LifeFlight commence the build of a new rescue base that will future-proof the service requirements of the region for 10 years and beyond.

The future LifeFlight Roma Base:

  • A dedicated and fully equipped rotary-wing hangar
  • Appropriately accommodate the AW139 aircraft
  • Adequate space for on-site engineering and maintenance
  • Appropriate facilities for administration, training, storage, engineering and maintenance
  • Allow for optimised fleet movement and enable crew to depart as smoothly and quickly as possible
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How will the Roma Base Upgrade benefit your community?

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Higher standard of critical care to rural and remote QLD

The upgrade will enable the Roma LifeFlight base to deliver an even higher standard of critical care to residents of rural, remote and regional Queensland and beyond. Each year, LifeFlight transport over 700 sick or critically ill patients from the South West region.

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Increased operational efficiencies when every second counts

In a life-threatening situation, every second counts. When the base is running as efficiently as possible, this can save time and create efficiencies that enable our crew to depart as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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Meeting the increased demand for emergency services in the region

The new fit-for-purpose Roma Base will provide a robust regional hub in the strategic network of aeromedical bases, to meet the expected increase in demand for emergency services in the Maranoa region.

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Every gift, of any size, will bring us closer to a safer Maranoa. But if you’re in a position to make a larger gift of over $500, you will be forever honoured on our Wall of Legends.

Your name or the name of someone you love will be added to a tile installed at the new Roma base. Your contribution to protecting your community will be remembered for years to come.

The LifeFlight SGAS partnership

In addition to providing critical support to the South West community, the LifeFlight helicopters based in Roma and Toowoomba are contracted to provide aeromedical service to Surat Gas companies, in partnership with the Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) and Queensland Health.

SGAS was created by four CSG/LNG organisations: Arrow Energy, Origin Energy, Queensland Gas Company, and Santos. The venture aimed to minimise the impact on local medical services and ensure mining employees, their families and community members in South West Queensland have access to prompt emergency medical services.

In partnership with SGAS, LifeFlight can continue bridging the medical gap between rural and metropolitan Queensland. With three RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and SGAS helicopters based across Roma and Toowoomba, the people of Maranoa are in safe hands.