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Alpine Medical Services begins service provision at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas

Alpine Medical Services begins service provision at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas
July 12, 2015

Specialist medical and emergency service provider Medical Rescue has commenced the provision of its Alpine Medical Services at NZSki’s Coronet Peak and Remarkables ski areas.

A privately owned New Zealand company, originally founded by Dr Glenn Mckay, Medical Rescue has experienced substantial growth in Australia and South East Asia over recent years.

The broader Medical Rescue group, of which the New Zealnd company is an affiliate, is a specialist pre-hospital emergency and aeromedical evacuation service and has substantial operations in both Australia and New Zealand in serving international travellers in emergency aeromedical retrieval as well as offshore oil and gas helicopter search and rescue operations. 

Medical Rescue has substantial links to the local and regional communities in Queenstown and Central Otago and has a strong desire to be a valued member of the medical services community throughout the region.

The company’s operations are directed jointly by Dr Mckay and Brian MacDonald, who both have long term interests and relationships in the region, and who have both resided part time in Queenstown for many years.  

Born and educated in Dunedin, where he gained his medical qualifications from the University of Otago Medical School, Dr Mckay has considerable experience in pre-hospital, emergency, and aeromedical retrieval operations.

MacDonald is an Australian with extensive business interests including Medical Rescue, which is a key focus for further investment, growth and development in New Zealand.

The company has made a considerable investment in new equipment and technology for its Queenstown operations that have not previously been available on the mountains.

In addition the clinics will be staffed by additional personnel, including a Doctor, an Emergency Nurse and a Physiotherapist - all on duty whenever the resorts are open, including during the night ski activities at Coronet Peak.

Of equal significance is the support being provided to these personnel by the company’s 24 hour coordination centre with its team of five emergency specialists experienced in remote and pre-hospital emergency medicine. The coordination centre provides a high level of clinical governance aided by cloud based IT systems with cases reviewed in real time by its specialists. 

Medical Rescue is grateful for the warm reception that has been provided by the medical community and St John Ambulance in Queenstown.

Along with NZSki, Medical Rescue is committed to providing the highest level of patient care available at the ski areas, and looks forward to working collaboratively with the local and regional medical providers to support the Queenstown community and its local and international visitors. 

Main image shows members of the medical rescue team at Coronet Peak (from left): registered nurse Owen Smith, Dr Patrick Sham, physiotherapist Darren Cook and registered nurse Gwyneth Key. Lower image shows night skiing at Coronet Peak.

Click here to contact Medical Rescue via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

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