When you’re 2 hours from hospital and time is of the essence, a helicopter may be your only chance.
Being far from a hospital when you urgently need help can be a really scary time. For Penny and her daughter Tilly this was their reality when Tilly fell unconscious.
Tilly had bronchiolitis and as Penny prepared her 6 month old for bed one night, what had been a bad cold during the day suddenly became quite serious. Tilly’s breathing became laboured and rapid, and her tummy and throat were sucking in in an effort to get oxygen into her tiny body.
Penny phoned an ambulance immediately and the 111 crew called in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew. But just moments later Tilly lost consciousness in Penny’s arms.