Over 30 years ago a group of doctors had a shared vision: to create a better medical retrieval service in Australia
They believed that very sick patients who need to be moved between hospitals and severely injured patients who need to be treated at the accident scene, should be attended by critical care specialists who can perform 'physician only' procedures. From this vision, CareFlight was born.
A base was established in the grounds of Westmead Hospital and a helicopter was commissioned. Initially, with only one doctor on duty each day, CareFlight flew to some four patients a month.
Over the years the organisation has evolved and expanded and now our doctors fly from eight bases to destinations throughout Australia and beyond.
Doctors cover shifts on NSW Ambulance Service helicopters, road ambulances and fixed wing air ambulances; shifts on the CareFlight helicopters and planes; and shifts on the CareFlight International Air Ambulance medi-jets which operate out of Sydney, Darwin, Cairns and Perth.
Mounties is a proud sponsor of CareFlight and with our $300,000 sponsorship, the doctors and volunteers at Careflight, will receive further instrument and mission training to help their work in rapid response.