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North West Regional Hospital Helipad Still Unusable

North West Regional Hospital Helipad Still Unusable

A month ago was the official opening of the new North-West Regional Hospital’s helipad, but it has still not been used. Helicopters are still having to land at Burnie High School and have their patients transported by ground ambulances. Questions have been raised over the issue, such as why have an opening if it isn’t… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

Flight paths checked for proposed Royal Hobart Hospital helipad

Flight paths checked for proposed Royal Hobart Hospital helipad

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has simulated successful aeromedical retrievals to the Royal Hobart Hospital this morning as part of preparations for the construction of the new K-Block helipad next year. See Full Story

Source: The Mercury, 09-Dec-15

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Westpac confirms Tasmania EMS helicopter sponsorship to 2017

Westpac confirms Tasmania EMS helicopter sponsorship to 2017

With Tasmania’s summer bush walking season fast approaching and an increase in boating activities, police are reminding bush walkers and boaters to be prepared.See Full Story

Source: Sky news, 16-Nov-15

Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Theatre raises noise complaint over future helipad at Hobart hospital

Tasmania is the only state without a helipad at its major tertiary hospital and there are plans to construct one as part of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 28-Aug-15

Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois — affectionately dubbed the Huey — arrived yesterday on the back of a semi-trailer and Scottsdale RSL president Bruce Scott said that it would be taken to a secure location while its new home was being built. See full story

Source: The Examiner, 02-Oct-14

Air ambulance hit by industrial action

Air ambulance hit by industrial action

The Health and Community Services Union’s Tim Jacobson says the $3.20 an hour members get on top of a base wage for helicopter shifts is not enough to recognise the extra training and work. (see full story)

Source: ABC, 22-Nov-11

Budget cuts likely to hit Tasmania’s air ambulance

Budget cuts likely to hit Tasmania’s air ambulance

Project manager Wolfgang Rechberger said a value-management study was still being carried out to ensure the AW139 announced by Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne was the most appropriate for the job or whether a smaller, cheaper model would be suitable.

Source: The Mercury, 25-Jan-11

Tasmanian Police defend helicopter use

Tasmanian Police defend helicopter use

Northern police commander Richard Cowling requested the helicopter and it was approved by an assistant commissioner.

Source: The Mercury, 30-Aug-10

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Tasmanian premier promises Au$36M over four years for EMS helicopter

The Premier David Bartlett and his deputy Lara Giddings yesterday promised $36 million over four years to fund a helicopter for the ambulance service

Source: ABC, 17-Feb-10

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Rotor-Lift Aviation purchases two helicopter flight simulators from FlyIt Simulators

ROTOR-LIFT AVIATION, a leader in Helicopter services since 1991 in Tasmania, Australia has purchased two helicopter flight simulators from FLYIT SIMULATORS located in Carlsbad, CA for its helicopter training and re-currency requirements.

Source: Vertical, 03-Sep-09

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