Patient Vehicles Service

The Royal Adelaide Hospital in SA and Alfred Hospital in VIC took delivery of new GM Holden vehicles in February 2015.

Royal Adelaide Hospital Patient Vehicle

Providing a much needed service for burns patients, the vehicle at the Royal Adelaide Hospital transports patients, who are rendered unable to drive due to their injuries, to and from hospital for ongoing treatments. Burns survivors require ongoing outpatient treatment for dressing changes, scar management and physiotherapy and the patient vehicle provides a critical service in assisting them with their long-term rehabilitation and healing outcomes.

Driven by the volunteer group Lavender Lads and Ladies, this service transports up to 800 patients a year and travels thousands of kilometres.

A big thank you to Tindall Gask Bentley for providing funding to cover the running costs of the vehicle, enabling this service to continue supporting outpatients of the RAH.

Alfred Hospital Community Support Vehicle

The vehicle at the Alfred Hospital enables a trained burns nurse to provide critical burns training at regional hospitals and health services in order to improve outcomes for burn patients in regional and remote settings. Critical to the long-term recovery of burns patients is the correct administration of burns first aid and care, making this service of vital importance.

In an emergency call 000
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.