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Wharepapa South

On Wednesday evening the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended a female patient in Wharepapa south with chest injuries. The patient was assessed, treated and transported to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.  

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TECT Rescue Helicopter Wednesday 6 January

The TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked at 10:30 am on the 6th of January to transfer a 22 year old with pregnancy difficulties to Waikato Hospital. The TECT Rescue Helicopter was then tasked to transfer a 46 year old male from Tauranga hospital to Auckland hospital. The patient had been involved in a motor vehicle […]

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Pikowai rescue

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a farm near Pikowai in the Bay of Plenty at midday 6 January. A 71 year-old male had sustained a serious shoulder injury after coming off his farm bike. He was secured at the scene by the on board Intensive Care Paramedic and Crewman, before being flown to […]

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Medical emergency Putaruru

At 12:45pm 2 January the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Putaruru. A 61 yo male was suffering a serious medical condition. He was transported to Waikato Hospital.

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Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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