A WESTPAC Rescue Helicopter will be based in Western NSW as part of the NSW Ambulance's COVID-19 response plan.
The helicopter arrived in Dubbo on Monday, and was sent out on its first job around midday on Tuesday.
NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan said in response to the evolving situation NSW Ambulance had "surged our workforce and resources to have more paramedics, call-takers, ambulances, fixed wing aircraft and now helicopters available to respond to the community."
The helicopter will initially be based in the Dubbo area which means it is ideally situated to respond to anticipated inter-facility transfer demand from remote regional communities in the state.
"Often it's our pre-hospital emergency flights that are the most visible and therefore the best known missions that we fly, but Inter Hospital Transfers can often make a life-saving difference as well," Mr Jones said.
The helicopter will be leased by NSW Ambulance until mid-December.