Anglo American and RACQ CapRescue continue to make a difference

Supporting aeromedical services in Central Queensland is a clear-cut choice for one of the state’s biggest mine operators.

Anglo American, which operates five steelmaking coal mines in the Bowen Basin, recognises the importance of bolstering critical health services in the communities around the mines.

The company is renewing its Blue Sky Partnership with RACQ CapRescue for the 5th year in a row to strengthen emergency service capabilities provided to Central Queenslanders who find themselves in dire medical circumstances.

Anglo American Social Performance Manager, Lynda Pollock, said RACQ CapRescue serviced both the Middlemount and Moura mine sites, ensuring employees and their families had access to full aeromedical facilities.

“We’re committed to ensuring all Central Queenslanders have access to the best in aeromedical care, which is why we’ve renewed our Blue Sky Partnership with RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service,” Ms Pollock said.

“Last year, the service completed 421 missions across Central Queensland, providing vital medical support to our communities when they needed it most.”

Operating out of Rockhampton, RACQ CapRescue services an area of more than 350,000km2.

RACQ CapRescue operations manager Kirsty Wooler said, like Anglo American, the service aimed to make a difference in the community, and this was only possible with the support of locally based corporate partnerships.

“Continuing our life-saving service would be difficult without companies such as Anglo American generously donating to the cause,” Ms Wooler said.

“In our five years of partnership, our Rescue300 crew have rescued more than 2000 people, and together, we will continue to make a real difference in the lives of the Central Queensland community.”