Cooper Medivac 24
As the only aeromedical service operating at night in the Cooper Basin, the Cooper Medivac 24 helicopter provides flexible and immediate emergency response to improve safety for all people who live, work and travel in the remote region.
Initiated by Senex in 2014, the service is the only night-vision capable helicopter to operate in the Cooper Basin (equipped with night vision goggles that allow it to fly 24 hours a day, weather permitting). It provides a vital link that saves time delivering critically-ill patients to the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the nearest available airstrip.
Cooper Medivac 24 is operated by Heliwest and is based in Moomba. It is serviced by two full time Registered Nurses and Midwives and is a shared funding commitment with Beach Energy.
“As health care providers, we are both reassured and thrilled by the availability of the Cooper Basin Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (CBHEMS). Without doubt, this resource has been invaluable for optimising the health and safety of Senex and Beach employees, and residents and travellers.” CBHEMS nurse
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Senex has proudly supported the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central operations since 2013 to provide world-class medical care to its remote workforce and landholders in an emergency.
Our investment helps to keep the RFDS ‘flying intensive care unit’ in the air, covering vast distances to ensure workers, communities and visitors in remote oil and gas regions have access to world-class medical care when it’s needed most.
Each year the service flies hundreds of thousands of kilometres across South Australia and beyond, performing aeromedical evacuations of critically ill or injured patients and transporting them to Adelaide’s major hospitals for life-saving or specialist care. The service also facilitates
transfers of critically ill patients between Adelaide and Melbourne for life-saving treatment (including organ transplant and newborn heart surgery) and GP and dental clinics in remote communities.