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Post-Natal Complications

On Saturday, September 25, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Matamata for a female patient in her twenties suffering post-natal complications.

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Transport to Auckland

On Friday, September 24, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a female patient in her forties suffering a serious medical event from Waikato Hospital.

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Taumarunui Transport

On Wednesday, September 22, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taranaki Base Hospital to retrieve a female patient in her eighties who was suffering a cardiac event.

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Whakatane To Waikato Transport

On Tuesday, September 23, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital to transport a male patient in his thirties suffering a cardiac event.

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Rotorua Cardiac Event

On Tuesday, September 21, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Rotorua Hospital for a male patient in his thirties suffering a cardiac event.

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We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
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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