Toll marks 12 months with NETS
NETS, the Network's Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service is responsible for transporting acutely ill and injured children in NSW to specialist facilities.
State Director of NETS, Dr Andrew Berry, says, “Of the 250 plus hospitals, only 10 have the capacity to provide neonatal intensive care, and only three have capacity for paediatric intensive care.”
In addition to inter-hospital transport, NETS provides expert clinical advice, clinical co-ordination, emergency treatment and stabilisation and for very sick babies and children up to the age of 16 years. NETS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The only service of its kind in Australia, NETS travels by road and by air to retrieve their tiny patients from wherever they are.
For the past 12 months, Toll has provided helicopter services to support NETS in the air.
“We are privileged to be given the responsibility for the NETS helicopter operations across NSW. In the 12 months since commencing NETS transports, we have completed 410 missions; a role and responsibility that is critical for the communities of NSW,” says Mark Delany, Executive General Manager Defence and Government, Toll.
Take a glimpse of Toll’s NETS operations.