Aero-medical intervention can be the difference between life and death in rural and remote Queensland communities, where road-based help can take hours to arrive.

Arrow, Origin, QGC and Santos have funded the Surat Gas Aero-medical Service (SGAS) since 2011.

The service is provided by LifeFlight. Through our partnership, the SGAS integrated aviation and medical team is permanently on call to provide 24-hour emergency care, seven days a week.

The impact

  • Since 2011, 645 patients have received SGAS assistance including lifesaving care.
  • SGAS averages 42 CSG industry rescue missions each year.
  • In the 2017-18 financial year, the SGAS helicopters conducted 31 lifesaving community missions.
  • Our continued investment in SGAS provide the industry and local community with access to dedicated life-saving recovery services.

The project

Because of the SGAS partnership, LifeFlight has two medically-configured Agusta Westland 139 helicopters and dedicated crews at Roma and Toowoomba. They service a 270,000km2 area that’s home to nearly 210,000 people.

The fast AW139 features a state-of-the-art cockpit and avionics, and large working space for the medical crew.

Emergencies range from serious motor vehicle and farming accidents, snake bites and urgent hospital transfers.

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