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CareFlight appoints new CEO

CareFlight appoints new CEO

The Chairman of CareFlight, Dr Andrew Refshauge, has formally announced the appointment of Mick Frewen to the role of Chief Executive Officer of CareFlight, following the retirement of Derek Colenbrander after nearly 14 years in the role. Mr Frewen was appointed by the Board in February after an extensive executive search, and formally took over… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 22-May-18

Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California

Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California

Leading national air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation and Care Flight, a medical flight service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), have partnered to provide helicopter medical service to large parts of Nevada and California. “Care Flight is thrilled to partner with Med-Trans to provide rotor-wing critical care transportation across the region,” said Dean… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 19-Feb-18

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Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

North Mississippi Medical Centre’s Careflight has recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Over the years they have had interesting cases and locations. From landing at a cemetery to a front yard, they have been busy. Al Wright, a paramedic who has flown with Careflight since 1987, has stated how joining the flight crew back then was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-17

Careflight welcome helipad plan for town of Adelaide River

Careflight welcome helipad plan for town of Adelaide River

A government grant will help build a new helicopter emergency landing pad at the township of Adelaide River, 100 kilometres south of Darwin. See Full Story

Source: ABC, 25-Feb-16

Australia – CareFlight accused of stealing drugs, cash and computers

Australia – CareFlight accused of stealing drugs, cash and computers

Cameron Ewan McIvor is facing 14 charges, most relating to the possession of various drugs, and one for damaging two safes at a CareFlight storage centre in Darwin. See full story  

Source: ABC News, 22-Jul-15

Queensland Premier commits to funding CareFlight until 2019

Queensland Premier commits to funding CareFlight until 2019

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a $56 million extension of CareFlight’s contract to provide doctors to transport sick patients in remote Queensland to major hospitals, ensuring outback families will continue to have access to high-quality medical facilities.  See Full Story

Source: The Chronicle, 28-Apr-15

eVideo brings Videoconferencing to CareFlight

eVideo brings Videoconferencing to CareFlight

CareFlight recently came to eVideo (Australia’s leading Videoconferencing Company) to provide Videoconferencing solutions for their Head office in Sydney. CareFlight had long recognized the role videoconferencing can play in delivering retrieval health services and ongoing professional development of remote medical teams. And like many organizations they found videoconferencing technology can be expensive plus also they… Read more »

Source: eVideo, 01-Apr-15

RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

RACQ Careflight secures $300m 10-year funding agreement

The future of community helicopter rescue services in Queensland has been assured for a further 10 years. See Full Story

Source: SMH, 15-Dec-14

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TriState CareFlight sued over New Mexico death

TriState CareFlight sued over New Mexico death

Bullhead City-based TriState CareFight, which operates air medical transport services, has been named in a lawsuit by the family of a New Mexico man who died while en route to a hospital after the transport helicopter reportedly ran out of on-board oxygen. See Full Story

Source: Mohave Daily News, 12-Dec-14

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Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight begins service with AS365 N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight begins service with AS365 N3+

CareFlightAir & Mobile Services of Miami Valley Hospital has taken delivery of a new AS365 N3+ Dauphin, the latest version of Airbus Helicopters outstanding medium twin-engine helicopter. The new aircraft, which is based at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, joins CareFlight’s all-Dauphin fleet of four air medical transport helicopters. “We have a lot of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-14

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Careflight puts AS365N3+ into service

Careflight puts AS365N3+ into service

Critically injured and ill patients have a new CareFlight helicopter to get them to the hospital quickly. See Full Story

Source: WDTN, 05-Sep-14

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Drone delays CareFlight helicopter landing

Drone delays CareFlight helicopter landing

An unexpected drone in the area around Miami Valley Hospital prevented a CareFlight helicopter from landing, with a ‘significantly hurt’ patient. See Full Story

Source: WDTN, 29-Aug-14

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11-Apr-14 Sydney, Australia

EMS helicopter went AOG on scene on M7 motorway

11-Apr-14

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Australia – CareFlight wins AAMS award

Australia – CareFlight wins AAMS award

An American aeromedical organisation has presented CareFlight with the Excellence in Community Service award in Washington for its training program last Friday. Association of Air Medical Services president Rick Sherlock said it was the first time an aeromedical service outside the US had received the award. (See full story)

Source: Blacktown Sun, 24-Apr-13

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CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

CareFlight to fly more children across New South Wales

National aeromedical charity CareFlight has been selected by the NSW Government to fly medical teams from the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) from January next year. Starting on 1 January, CareFlight will provide two helicopters to fly the NETS teams and patients from all over NSW to leading metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Newcastle… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 28-Nov-12

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Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight buys AS365N3+

American Eurocopter today announced Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a new AS365 N3+ for its CareFlight program. CareFlight Air and Mobile Services (CareFlight) has become an icon of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The program serves more than 150 hospitals and more than 300 community life squads, fire departments, and police departments in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Australia’s CareFlight marks 25 years

Australia’s CareFlight marks 25 years

The first CareFlight base was established in the grounds of Westmead Hospital with only one doctor on duty each day.  In 2011, CareFlight celebrates its 25th anniversary with eight bases around Australia and up to 11 doctors rostered on duty each day of the year.

Source: Parramatta Advertiser, 09-May-11

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UK medical charity Magpas partners with Australia’s Careflight

UK medical charity Magpas partners with Australia’s Careflight

Cambridgeshire-based emergency medical charity Magpas has agreed an historic partnership with Careflight – an air ambulance and international retrieval charity based in New South Wales, Australia.  Although only 25 years old, Careflight is now a 50 million dollar-a-year service which operates 3 helicopters, 4 fixed wing King Air turbo prop aircraft and 4 medical jets… Read more »

Source: Magpas, 11-Feb-11

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Careflight takes over Northern Territories medical flights from Pearl Aviation

Careflight will take over the services from Pearl Aviation from July 2010 while the NT Government puts the service out to tender

Source: NT News, 02-Mar-10

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