30 year old woman suffers serious medical event | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

30 year old woman suffers serious medical event

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked with a mission early morning to Raetihi a small town in the Central North.

A woman in her 30’s had given birth earlier that morning and was suffering from serious post-birth complications. The woman was assessed by the onboard ICP along with St John medic.

She was found to need urgent hospital care. The woman and her newborn were flown to Whanganui Hospital for further treatment.

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