Since it was officially opened in May 2017, the state-of-the-art base in Orange has been providing critical care to patients across NSW, reaching locations as far as Bourke, Cobar and Griffith.
Consisting of eight full-time medical staff and twelve aviation personnel, as well as a number of touring Australian and international doctors, the team at Orange has a wealth of aeromedical experience and undergoes rigorous and ongoing training to ensure they are prepared for any mission scenario.
Orange has one AW139 helicopter in operation at any one time.
Having carried out over 350 missions in the first 12 months of operations, the team is committed to providing the very best care to people in the communities they reach in 2018 and beyond.
The Orange Base has one dedicated Road Retrieval Ambulance crew which ensures the highest level of care no matter the location, weather or terrain, particularly to major incidents. On board each Road Retrieval Ambulance is a NSW Ambulance Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor, who are able to provide the same medical skills as a helicopter rescue response.
Road Retrieval is a capability on every Aeromedical base across NSW with a specialist standalone module of one vehicle at Orange helicopter base.