Phoenix Lodge and the Rescue Trust

This Lodge helped out local Health Board during the pandemic by providing the use of their rooms.

This was provided at no cost to them during the 2 year period.

They expected nothing in return, but possibly some money to cover the power during that time.

Much to their surprise the Board gave them $40,000.

This money was then given to the Air Rescue Trust.

Recently the Phoenix Lodge was given an inside view of how the Trust worked.

The tour started in the jet hanger.

From their it went to the Flying Doctor section.

This service flies on average 3 flights a day with usually 1 to the Coast.

While they were being briefed, a flight was being prepared.

From their they moved to the helicopter rescue section and were given a brief on the helicopter services.

They now use their own trained medical people instead of St John staff.