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The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. Photo WLSRHS

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter undertook two back-to-back emergency hospital transfers on Monday (December 4).

Earlier in the day the chopper was tasked to transfer a 77-year-old female patient suffering a serious medical condition from Maclean Hospital to Grafton Base Hospital.

While at Grafton Hospital, the chopper was called on to transfer a cardiac patient from Grafton to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The condition of both patients is unknown.

On Sunday night (December 3) the chopper was tasked to transfer a seven-year-old boy from Grafton Base Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The child, who had fallen from a roof in the Grafton area, was treated on scene by road Ambulance Paramedics before being transferred to Grafton Base Hospital.

It’s understood he suffered head injuries as a result of the fall.

 


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