On Friday 15 January at 10:15am, the TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital to transport a critically sick 54-year-old male patient to Tauranga Hospital.read more
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched this afternoon around 4:50pm to a cyclist in his 30’s who was involved in an accident near Pukemoremore, just out of Cambridge. The patient was assessed, treated then flown to Waikato Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.read more
On Thursday 7 January the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of SH1 and Waitatere Beach Rd late in the afternoon. The single occupant of a vehicle was trapped as a result of being hit side on by a large truck and trailer. The woman, in her late teens, […]read more
We Need You
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.
Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.
Saving Lives, Together.