Since commencing operations on March 1, 2017, the state-of-the-art base in Wollongong has been providing critical care to patients across NSW, reaching locations as far as Eden, Griffith and Port Macquarie.
Consisting of 10 medical, 10 aviation and 2 engineering personnel, the team at Wollongong has a wealth of aeromedical experience and undergoes rigorous and ongoing training to ensure they are prepared for any mission scenario.
Wollongong has one AW139 helicopter in operation at any one time.
Having carried out more than 400 missions in 2017, the team is committed to providing the very best care to people in the communities they reach in 2018 and beyond.
The Wollongong 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 Wollongong helicopter base.
In July the Road Retrieval Ambulance crew were tasked with 7 Missions.