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The Northern Territory news Sat 5 Oct 2019



The Northern Territory news Sat 5 Oct 2019

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 2019 NEWS 17 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA condition with a variety of head, chest and pelvic injuries. Two were trapped, but a third was able to pull himself free and call CareFlight. Thats when Jamie was tasked. As the experienced pilot explained, the call-out turned into an all-day rescue. When the team got to the site, Jamie had to hover above the crash scene as a winched a flight nurse and doctor down to assess and provide initial treatment for the patient The first patient was freed and winched into the helicopter before being flown to meet a fixed wing plane at Cooinda Lodge for transport to Royal Darwin Hospital. The other two men were treated at the scene, before being winched into the helicopter and flown directly to Royal Darwin Hospital, arriving just after 6pm. We did about 12 winch cycles so 12 ups and down with the winch because there's nowhere to land out there to get the three people out, Jamie recalls. It feels pretty good, it's a whole team event so I know that I played a part in that, getting the team there. The rescues highlight the need for a second helicopter, because if the chopper wasnt online on the day of either of these call outs, the men may have died. And with more Territorians reaching out to the service than ever before, CareFlights northern operations manager Jodie Mills says its important to make sure CareFlight can help as many people as possible. Theres been an increase in the demand for their services in the last five yeas. Were not 100 per cent sure of why that is, it might be that theres better access to facilities now, so therefore we are picking up patients a bit sooner, Jodie says. It might be that there is a little bit more awareness about what we do and that they can come in but its not one thing or another, Jodie says the second chopper will help them reach an extra 60 patients a year. For Jamie, thats almost 60 extra people whose lives could be saved. With the chopper grounded for nearly four months a year, people can be left stranded. It just gives better availability it's a pretty big gap at the moment, he said. Matt echoes the same call. The climate is quite harsh its hot and sticky and very humid and aircraft are filled with high end technology so there's a little bit of unplanned maintenance because of the harsh environment, he says. And there's also the planned maintenance which is completely unavoidable because its set by CASA. Theres definitely a need for another one. It can be everything from nothing to chaos Flight nurse and midwife Matt Auld and aircrew officer Steve Martz on board the CareFlight helicopter Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD SEE THE VIDEO AT ntnews.com.au Head of the Offi ce of Northern Australia Your opportunity to infl uence economic outcomes across northern Australia We are looking for an exceptional leader to join the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as the Head of the Offi ce of Northern Australia (SES Band 1). Our department drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business entrepreneurialism. As Head of the Offi ce of Northern Australia, you will: drive economic development across northern Australia by working to achieve policy outcomes detailed in the Our north, Our future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, be the Governments pre-eminent adviser on the challenges, drivers and opportunities for northern development especially indigenous economic development, and take a leading role across the Australian Public Service and northern jurisdictions to infl uence policy and programs to achieve economic development outcomes for the north. To be a contender for this role, you have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with all stakeholders and interest groups, you understand the federated model and the interactions between the Commonwealth and the jurisdictions. You also understand the critical linkages of the work of the department to the Australian economy and the broader Australian Government agenda. We encourage applications from culturally diverse backgrounds and experience relating to northern Australia. We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and better outcomes for Australia. If you want to infl uence economic outcomes across northern Australia, visit careers.industry.gov.au to obtain the candidate information pack and to apply. For a confi dential discussion about this positon, please contact Susanne Lyall at McArthur on (02) 9277 7000 (quoting reference number 504669). Applications close at 11.55pm AEDT on Monday 21 October 2019. 03 10 0 Community Leadership Opportunities Palmerston is the second largest and fastest growing city in the Northern Territory. It is a regional hub with a promising future, positioning itself as The Family City of the Northern Territory and A Place for People. At City of Palmerston, our community are at the centre of all we do and deliver. As a result of changing community needs and continued growth, Council now seeks applications from leaders across a range of exciting portfolios to successfully deliver on Councils Community Plan and commitments. You will understand the challenges and opportunities facing the Palmerston community and local government, have a passion for making a difference and have a clear commitment to improving the overall liveability and wellbeing of our community now and as we thrive into the future. Opportunities available are: Director Lifestyle and Community lead the areas of recreation & leisure, arts & culture, health & wellbeing, libraries, community development and regulatory services. Ref 139756 Director Organisational Services lead teams delivering customer services, HR, IT, communications, property, economic development and work health & safety. Ref 139757 City Sustainability Manager lead Councils approach to climate change, sustainable planning, waste & energy, water and emergency management. Ref 139759 City Operations Manager lead the functions of road & park maintenance, building & facility maintenance and strategic asset planning. Ref 139758 The heart and soul of Palmerston is our Community To be successful in securing one of these roles, you will have a proven record of leading high performing teams, with a customer focus, in the delivery of services to the community. With excellent relationship management skills, you will have an integrated approach to continuous improvement across all areas of the team, coaching, mentoring and developing staff to provide a service of excellence. You will be highly organised with the ability to manage all levels of stakeholders across the business and externally. As a broad, conceptual thinker, your ability to improve processes and innovate to deliver outstanding technical solutions and service to our customers will see you succeed in these key leadership positions. For a candidate pack or to apply, please visit at mcarthur.com.au and search under the relevant reference number. For a confidential conversation, please contact Nick Kelly on (03) 9828 6562. Applications close: Monday 28th October 2019