Ritchies Testimonials

Helimed 1 Air Ambulance Rescue

Helimed 1 Air Ambulance Rescue Helicopter provides a vital service to the community of Gippsland.

“On behalf of the Auxiliary of Helimed 1 Air Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, I would like to thank Ritchies Stores Pty Ltd for your donations to the auxiliary for us to use to purchase vital equipment and provide training for the crew of the helicopter.

We take great pride in the work carried out by the crew of Helimed 1 in providing this vital service to the community of Gippsland. Helimed 1 responds to approximately 600 tasks a year, which is made up of hospital transfers, air lifting of critical patients from remote locations as well as involvement in search and rescue missions over both land and water.

Whilst the government provides the helicopter for use, the auxiliary provides some of the vital medical equipment on board. This equipment constantly requires updating to keep up with ongoing medical technological advances. Your contribution in helping us to achieve this aim is greatly appreciated, and will only increase the standard of care that we can provide to the community.

Thank you for your support of Helimed 1.”

David Soutar
Helimed 1 Auxiliary