QLD Mining and Energy Bulletin

QLD Mining and Energy Bulletin Summer 2012-2013

QLD Mining and Energy Bulletin

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Mine Sites Share the Load of Emergency Medical Services The Western Australia Resources Aeromedical Evacuation (WARAME) service is currently the only fully integrated health logistics service dedicated to the oil, gas and mining resources sector. and Vermillion, the parties implemented and executed a Sharing Agreement with Terms and Conditions common to each house. In April 2010, Total E&P joined the WARAME community. Aspen Medical is the emergency medical services provider to all WARAME partners. Following extensive consultation with Woodside, Chevron, BHPB, Apache, Santos WARAME extends to Northern Territory and South Australia so that medical care can be Based out of Karratha on the north west shelf of Western Australia, WARAME services sites throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia. The service is also available to other ���non- member��� organisations and of course the general public under a different fee structure. provided in the event of a mass casualty or if specialty care is needed at Royal Darwin or Royal Adelaide Hospitals. WARAME provides end to end patient care including extraction from anywhere within the defined Area of Operations by road, ambulance, fixed wing AME Intensive Care Unit (ICU), jet or third party rotary wing helo. They can service rigs, vessels, bulk carriers as well as mining sites. Since contract commencement in April 2009, WARAME has successfully evacuated approximately 330 patients from the Pilbara and Kimberly regions of Western Australia with varying levels of acuity, several life threatening. [EMERGENCY RESPONSE] W ARAME was developed as an incremental turnkey solution to ease the ever increasing shortage of emergency medical services on the north west shelf of Australia. The clear intent behind the proposal was to significantly improve patient outcomes by implementing a dedicated range of fully integrated health services, including medical assets, into the Pilbara and Kimberly regions of Western Australia. The result has been a significant reduction in patient waiting times and a higher standard of medical care. QLD Mining and Energy Bulletin Summer 2012/13 69

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