Emergency telehealth boosts WA response

Survivors of the crash, which claimed three lives, were taken to Southern Cross Hospital, 360km east of Perth in WA’s wheatbelt region, where they were managed through an Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) by a physician.

The hospital is one of eight sites linked to the Perth-based ETS, which is run by the WA Country Health Service.

The 10 patients were overseen by the emergency physician on duty, Dr Agnieszka Willis, using a video conferencing link for several hours