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Current e-Petitions for the Legislative Council

Midwest Aeromedical Rescue Helicopter

Eligibility : Residents of Western Australia Only

To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled. We the undersigned ...

recognise the important role of WA’s rescue helicopter fleet in providing lifesaving medical service, search and rescue operations, and critical care patient transport.
We therefore ask the Legislative Council to:
Note the Coroner’s recommendations from the inquest into 4 deaths at Mt Augustus (2022-WACOR 29);
Note the Chief Health Officer’s Inquiry into Aeromedical Services in Western Australia, which found WA’s rescue helicopter fleet is significantly under-resourced and there was a likely need for additional rescue helicopters in Geraldton and other regional centres; and
Note that WA research has found access to rescue helicopters can significantly improve the chances of survival for severely injured trauma patients by almost 50 per cent.
And support measures to:
Immediately expand the Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service by one additional aircraft based at Geraldton to meet current demand in the Midwest; and
in line with the Chief Health Officer’s findings Increase the capacity of the rescue helicopter fleet across regional WA, to ensure all residents have access to critical aeromedical support when needed.

And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Sorry this e-Petition status is "Closed". You may not sign the petiton at this time.