Who are Careflight?
CareFlight deliver “rapid response critical care”. They provide aircraft to retrieve seriously hurt patients and provide specialist doctors and nurses to accident and disaster scenes.
Careflight are a registered Australian charity. Their ABN is 18210132023.
Why do they exist?
They wish to “save lives, speed recovery and serve the community by providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care”.
What do they do?
Careflight undertake the following work.
Emergency and rescue: helicopters, aeroplanes and jets to fly specialist medical teams to the critically ill and injured.
Patient care and transfer: treating and transporting patients in need of specialist care, around Australia and internationally.
Education and training: training their doctors, nurses and paramedics and partners in the chain of survival.
Innovation and research: improving care systems and equipment to save more lives and achieve better patient outcomes.
CareFlight International Air Ambulance: a range of interstate, offshore and international medical and/or aviation services.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to Careflight?
We believe it is likely that your donation to Careflight will be used as stated, that is, to deliver Careflight’s mission "to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community".
We believe that Careflight is likely to be trustworthy. It is clear who they are run by and how donations are used. Their financial model is presented. It is clear who is in charge. They prevent the misuse of funds.
We also believe that Careflight is effective. They consistently show that they are working to deliver on their mission. They present overarching goals broken into strategic themes. They show the activities that they have delivered in the last financial year and present results. Finally, they present in detail their approach to evaluation.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence that Careflight are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend they clarify the following:
• why figures reported to the ACNC do not mimic what is in the financial report
• the financial performance of Careflight (parent) distinguished from that of its controlled entities
• how/if they monitor the performance of the charity
• the individuals and positions that make up the executive team.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Careflight and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
Download our complete evaluation of Careflight below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether Careflight is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.