Courtesy RACQ CareFlight Rescue

Rescue chopper kept busy as school holidays begin

A RESCUE helicopter service has reported a busy start to the school holidays after airlifting four children, a newborn and a teen.

An RACQ CareFlight Rescue spokesperson for the service said they airlifted two girls in Toowoomba in separate incidents.

"A nine-year-old girl suffering from burns to the chest sustained while reportedly playing with matches was taken to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital from Toowoomba Base Hospital early this morning by the Toowoomba crew," the spokesperson said in a statement.

"On Saturday, the Toowoomba crew retrieved an 11 year old girl with a medical condition from Toowoomba Base Hospital. The patient travelled in a serious but stable condition to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital."

Other incidents included retrieving a teenage boy with head injuries from Nambour hospital, transporting a three-year-old boy who accidentally ingested medicine to Toowoomba and then airlifting an 11-year old girl with a suspected fractured leg from Kingaroy.

"The Sunshine Coast crew were tasked late Friday night to retrieve a newborn girl suffering post birth complications from Toowoomba hospital. The crew travelled via Royal Brisbane Hospital to pick up a neonatal team and transported the baby back in a serious condition."
 



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