Thursday, May 16, 2013
Okay, but what if you get air-sick?
If and when it does, there are doctors’ surgeries on Macleay and Russell Islands. We also have a 24/7 all-islands paramedic service, an ambulance on each of the islands, and a fast twin-hull ambulance boat to transfer non-urgent cases to a mainland ambulance then to hospital. And if it’s particularly urgent stuff that’s happening, a CareFlight rescue chopper zooms in and flies patients to hospital – arguably as quickly as a regular ambulance from some Brisbane suburbs. That said, none of us really likes hearing that chopper fly over.