Aeromedical Evacuation From Hayman Island

What might look like a perfect day in paradise for some of us, one particular gentleman on Hayman Island wasn’t in the mood to appreciate the beauty of the Whitsundays today.


The male patient was suffering from a medical condition, requiring an aeromedical evacuation for treatment in hospital.

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter crew accepted the task on their return from an earlier mission to Bowen, arriving on the Island just before 1.30pm this afternoon.

This patient was the 8th person to be airlifted from Hayman Island since the beginning of the year. That number is expected to increase significantly as Hayman Island begins to welcome guests to its recently re-opened luxury resort.

Often in locations, particularly throughout the Whitsundays and the Bowen Basin, the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter is a patient’s lifeline in critical circumstances.

As a community helicopter provider, the service is partly funded by the Queensland Government and relies on community support to fund the $5 million shortfall each year.

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