Paris, France, September 23, 2019 - One of Australia’s busiest international air ambulance providers, Medical Rescue has joined the International Assistance Group (IAG) as an Accredited Service Provider.
With a dedicated jet based in Brisbane supported by additional medically configured aircraft on the Gold Coast and Sydney, they will provide aeromedical evacuations from New Zealand, SE Asia, the Pacific Rim, Hawaii as well as the vast Australian landscape. That coverage is strengthened with a sub-base in Singapore also accessing high-quality medical care.
Medical Rescue specialises in providing remote-area medical solutions caring for more than 6000 patients each year and employing more than 150 staff across Australia and New Zealand who are all credentialed within the Australian Healthcare system. In addition to fixed-wing air ambulance missions, they have extensive experience in rotary-wing evacuations and provide on-the-ground urgent care centres to the southern hemisphere’s largest ski resorts. In addition to providing their services to the assistance industry, Medical Rescue counts mining companies, the Australian Defence Force and the Australian government amongst its clients.
“The region is geographically dispersed and demanding, so we are delighted that Medical Rescue will provide additional resource and expertise to the partner organisations within the IAG,” explained Louise Heywood, IAG’s General Manager.
“We are delighted to become a member of the International Assistance Group and offer an additional air ambulance capability to members needing to move someone to or from the Asia Pacific region. Importantly becoming a member has enabled us to meet with partner air ambulance providers in the northern hemisphere enabling a true global capability to move patients from our region to anywhere in the world or to bring them back to Australia.” Said Dr Glenn McKay, Mananging Director of the Medical Rescue Group.
“We have been providing aeromedical air ambulance services for more than 10 years now and have a capability to reach most destinations in the region and a good understanding of the logistics and healthcare systems available in the region so we are all to happy to help with Air Ambualnce transfers, commercial escorts or to just offer advice to members who are not as familiar with our part of the world.”