Two patients airlifted by Mount Isa helicopter

The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter performed two inter-hospital transfers over the weekend, airlifting a male and female patient from Cloncurry hospital in separate incidents.

A 49-year-old man was airlifted after he fell almost three metres from a ladder and sustained suspected neck, head, and upper limb injuries. 

He was airlifted from Cloncurry Hospital to Mount Isa Hospital on Friday evening and travelled in a stable condition. 

A woman in her late 50s was airlifted from Cloncurry Hospital yesterday by the Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter with a suspected neurological condition. 

She was also airlifted in a stable condition. 

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

It was also a record year for the Mount Isa RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter which flew 29 lifesaving missions – a 32% increase on the previous year.