Our newly launched Bell230 Kids' Flight helicopter was activated on the 29th of April to the Pretoria area, in response to an emergency ground support request, where a 12-year-old male sustained multiple traumatic injuries following a mass casualty motor vehicle accident. He was stabilized on scene before being flown to a specialized Johannesburg facility for further treatment.
In the Roodeplaat Dam area, ROCKET 8 responded to the incident of a 47-year-old male patient who was entrapped after being involved in a motor vehicle accident whilst on duty. Various emergency services extricated and stabilised the patient on location before airlifting him to Johannesburg for specialised treatment.
As a result of an agricultural accident, ROCKET 5 was activated to Prieska for an inter-facility transfer of a critically ill patient. Prior to airlifting the patient to a specialised facility in Kimberley for urgent surgical intervention and on-going care, advanced life support was initiated, including analgesia for pain management.
An urgent inter-facility transfer from Kathu was carried out by ROCKET 5 for a male patient suffering from a cardiac condition. The patient was airlifted to a Klerksdorp facility for specialised cardiac treatment.
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