The Bali bombing: civilian aeromedical evacuation

Minh D Tran, Alan A Garner, Colin Xavier, Ion Morrison, Peter H Sharley and William M Griggs
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05592.x
Published online: 6 October 2003

After the Bali bombing on 12 October 2002, many injured Australians required evacuation to Darwin, and then to burns units around Australia. Many patients were evacuated from Denpasar by Qantas, with assistance from staff of civilian medical retrieval services. The transport of patients from Darwin to specialist burns units involved a coordinated response of civilian and military services. Some issues in responding to such disasters were identified, and a national coordinating network could improve future responses.

  • Minh D Tran1
  • Alan A Garner2
  • Colin Xavier3
  • Ion Morrison4
  • Peter H Sharley5
  • William M Griggs6

  • 1 NRMA CareFlight, Westmead, NSW.
  • 2 Aviation Health Services, Qantas Airways Limited, Mascot, NSW.
  • 3 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


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