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Patients often tell stories of just what it
means, in moments of major trauma,
to hear the iconic sound of the Snowy
Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter
coming to lend assistance.
The sound is a reminder to us all of
how fragile life can be – accidents and
illness can and do happen at any time
and to anyone.
While the shock, sadness and
trauma of those requiring assistance
is always difficult, it is always uplifting
to see how Canberrans and our close
communities repeatedly step forward
to support those in need.
The Canberra Bushfires, for
instance, highlighted the generous
community spirit of Canberrans and
our close neighbours.
Since October 1998, SouthCare
has enjoyed the strong support of our
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare
helicopter, affectionately known as
‘Charlie’, is a familiar sight and sound
across the region providing life-saving
aero-medical and rescue services.
It’s a community resource on call 24
hours a day, every day of the year
and it’s vital to our region’s one million
residents and five million visitors each
Charlie and her crew can tell almost
7,000 stories of people in situations
of dire need being provided critical
The service has
overwhelming community support over
the past 18 years.
It’s because of that support the
ACT and NSW governments now
see this as an essential service and
have committed to fully fund core
operations without the reliance on
It’s a unique and outstanding
On April 2, a new era begins for
Canberra and the surrounding region
with the arrival of a brand new state
of the art, purpose built, AW139
The aircraft will be one of eight
that will respond to missions across
Southern NSW operating from four
Canberra and Orange.
The aircrafts deliver the latest in
performance, safety and innovation –
assisting ACT Ambulance helicopter
doctors and paramedics to reach
patients in remote areas, faster than
Each aircraft will be fitted with the
latest aviation and safety technology,
including single engine performance
and a greater range, night vision
technology and a larger working space
for the medical crew in the rear of the
The facilities on board enable
lifesaving operations and major
medical interventions to be carried out
A bigger and better aero-medical
service is great news for our region.
The commencement of this new
and enhanced service is not only a
reflection of the crew’s outstanding
professionalism, but it is a reflection of
our community spirit.
The SouthCare Trust is grateful to
our sponsorship and naming rights
partner of 15 years, Snowy Hydro
Ltd, and to all our sponsors, donors,
volunteers and supporters who
have helped the service reach this
Few charities fully achieve their
The SouthCare Trust has, thanks to
so many people over so many years.
Take a bow Canberra and our
regional NSW community!
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www.rspcansw.org.au follow the link to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site.
Cost: Kittens and cats up to 8 years are $200.
Golden Oldies (over 8 years) $100. Includes vaccination, desexing,
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Contact for dogs: Lil - 6452 2835
www.rspcansw.org.au follow the link
to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site.
Cost: $400 includes vaccination,
desexing & microchipping
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Ph: 6452 7782
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New era for SouthCare
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