Spider bite victim airlifted by CareFlight

The man was gardening when a spider, believed to be a Funnel Web, bit him.

He attended Chinchilla Hospital for treatment and assessment by staff before RACQ CareFlight was tasked to transport him.

“He was in a stable condition.”

Nearly 55% of airlifts undertaken by RACQ CareFlight Rescue in the past financial year have been the transfer of seriously sick or injured patients from regional hospitals to larger facilities for more specialist treatment.

CareFlight Critical Care Doctors encourage anyone who suspects they have been bitten by a Funnel Web spider should stay calm, limit movement, apply compression and immediately contact emergency services.