CareFlight flew 13 missions in 15 hours

QUEENSLAND'S RACQ CareFlight Rescue service has flown 13 missions in 15 hours across southern Queensland, including four from the Bundaberg-based team.

One of the Bundaberg helicopter's missions was to Monto Hospital, transporting two patients to Bundaberg Hospital.

The lifesaving service's four helicopters began work at first light on Sunday and received the final task of the day just before 9pm that day.

"It was a big day for our crews but we're on standby 24 hours a day and go where we're needed," CareFlight chief executive officer Ashley van de Velde said.

"Having four bases and specialist aero-medical teams located across southern Queensland enables us to deliver swift medical assistance to a wide region quickly," Mr van de Velde said.

The first mission of the day was an inter-facility transfer from Gympie Hospital to Brisbane, by the Sunshine Coast-based rescue helicopter.



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