The RFDS in NSW/ACT
Aeromedical retrieval NSW & ACT
Our aeromedical crews evacuate injured people from emergency situations in regional, rural and remote areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Each aircraft they travel on is fitted out to be a critical-care medical unit. The specialist aeromedical team includes a pilot, flight nurse and sometimes a doctor as well, depending on the situation. Doctors are trained in critical-care and midwifery. Our flight nurses are all qualified midwives with a critical-care background.
Medical issues requiring emergency evacuation include motor vehicle and motorbike accidents, broken bones, heart attacks and strokes, sudden and severe chest pain, respiratory failures and snake bites.