The annual award recognizes the invaluable work that air ambulance companies have conducted during the past year, showing their commitment to leadership, innovation, and investment in services.
The winners of all of the ITIJ Awards were announced in Barcelona on Thursday 9 November, at the conclusion of the annual ITIC Global conference, during a black tie gala event.
The shortlisted finalists for this year’s air ambulance award – who all contributed laudable and remarkable work this year – were:
- AirLink Ambulance
- AirMed International
- LifeFlight Australia.
And the winner is…
Based in Brisbane, Australia, LifeFlight Australia operates jet air ambulance and helicopter emergency medical services from a group of bases spread across Queensland and beyond. LifeFlight Australia operates its AW139, Bell 412 and BK117 helicopters on a needs basis, and its Challenger 604 jets from the air ambulance bases in Townsville, Brisbane and Singapore. With EURAMI accreditation, LifeFlight Australia is able to provide specialist transfers for neonatal, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and other specialist medical requirements. LifeFlight Australia also offers free trauma training workshops as a community safety education program, taught online and in-person by its first response medical training staff.
The judges have praised the winner of this year's award for their ‘significant investment during the year with a new engineering facility. Their focus on compliance is impressive along with achieving ISO9001 accreditation.’
Speaking at the ceremony, Ian Cameron, ITIJ Editor-in-Chief and ITIC Chairman, commented on the 2023 Awards: “We’ve had more submissions this year than ever before, and the judges were keen for us to relay their appreciation for all the effort that so clearly went into applications we received. Our industry is fantastic – it’s innovative, it’s resilient, and it’s incredibly important, supporting travellers in their hour of need no matter where they are in the world. We are proud to hold the ITIJ Awards every year.”