New year brings busy times for Rescue300

Rescue300 has had an epic start to 2022 with our crew performing numerous missions and spending over ten hours in the air across Central Queensland.

The new year started off with our crew in the air around Dingo after the Queensland Police Service requested their assistance in searching for individuals believed to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. After a brief search the persons were located by ground crews, and Rescue300 returned to base.

The following day, Rescue300 was called to Rainbow Falls, in the Blackdown Tablelands after an elderly woman reportedly fell, fracturing her ankle. After a brief recognition of the area, the on board Rescue Crew Officer (RCO) was winched into the scene to retrieve the patient. Both the RCO and patient were winched back into the aircraft and the patient was taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Three days into 2022 and our crew were tasked to Great Keppel Island after a 51 year old patient was reportedly suffering chest pains. The on board Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) attended to the patient before stabilising him prior to the flight to Rockhampton Base Hospital.

Around midday the following day, two patients at Biloela Hospital were taken to Rockhampton after their conditions worsened. A female in her late thirties was receiving treatment for a blood infection, while the second patient, aged in her twenties, was reportedly suffering pregnancy complications. Both patients were taken to Rockhampton Hospital in stable conditions.

That same day, a patient at Emerald Hospital required transport to Rockhampton after suffering suspected pregnancy complications. The patient, aged in their mid-thirties, was airlifted in a stable condition.

Around 11am the next day, a 31 year old woman was involved in a quad bike accident on a property near Dingo. Upon arrival, she was assessed by the on-board Doctor and CCP and was treated for suspected spinal injuries, before being flown to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a stable condition for further scans and treatment.

Shortly after returning from Dingo, Rescue300 was tasked to Biloela Hospital after another patient was suffering a reported blood infection. The patient was swiftly airlifted to Rockhampton for further treatment.

Following this, Rescue300 took another trip to Biloela Hospital for a patient in their twenties that was suffering suspected pregnancy issues and required urgent care at Rockhampton Hospital.

A patient at Emerald Hospital required the assistance of Rescue300 after they had been deemed to be suffering appendicitis. The aircraft and on board crew made the immediate flight west and transported the 28 year old to Rockhampton in a stable condition.

Following this, an elderly patient was undergoing treatment for a severe lung illness at Moura Hospital before they were transported to Rockhampton in a stable condition for further treatment.

Early on the morning of January 11th, a patient in their late seventies was found unconscious in the vicinity of Ogmore, north of Rockhampton. First responding Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics provided initial treatment prior to the arrival of RACQ CapRescue to the scene. He was transported to Rockhampton in a stable condition.

The following day, a patient at Biloela Hospital was transported to Rockhampton by Rescue300 following a medical episode. The patient was airlifted in a stable condition for further treatment.

Recently, a young patient at Monto Hospital was taken to Bundaberg after reportedly suffering chest pains. The patient was stabilised before being airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital for further treatment.

With over 400 tasks in 2021, we are already shaping up to have another busy year in 2022. The crew are on track to well and truly meeting our predicted average of 1.3 per day. Remember we are here for you 24×7, 365 days at no cost to the patient. But we cannot continue our life saving service without the support of our community. Keep an eye out on our facebook page for ways you can get involved in 2022.