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This afternoon St John Ambulance paramedics travelled almost 300km return to come to the aid of a woman who had injured herself in a fall at one of the Top End’s most popular tourist spots.
The 40-year-old woman was visiting Buley Rockhole in Litchfield National Park when she fell and hit her head at around 1pm.
St John Ambulance Emergency Medical Dispatchers sent an ambulance from Darwin and liaised with Batchelor Clinic staff who rushed to the scene to treat the injured woman with the help of by-standers, including Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Rangers and an off-duty doctor.
Batchelor Clinic staff and Parks Rangers moved the patient from Buley Rockhole, and in the care of the clinic team the woman was taken to the outskirts of Litchfield National Park to rendezvous with St John Ambulance paramedics.
Continuing the care given to the woman by Batchelor Clinic staff, the woman was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital by St John Ambulance paramedics.
She arrived at RDH this afternoon in a stable condition.
St John Ambulance staff praised the thorough treatment given to the woman by Batchelor Health Clinic staff and the care displayed by those who helped at the scene.