6 trips to Waikato hospital in 24 hours | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

6 trips to Waikato hospital in 24 hours

In the late afternoon of Tuesday, May 25, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a female patient in her thirties who required urgent maternity transport. The onboard crew flew the patient from Taupo Hospital to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, May 26, they were tasked to transport a male patient in his sixties who was suffering a cardiac event that required urgent medical attention. The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital.

That same morning the onboard crew transported a female patient in her sixties experiencing a cardiac event from Taupo Hospital to Waikato Hospital.

Around midday, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Huka Falls road for a female patient in her eighties who was suffering a cardiac event. The onboard crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for further assessment.

That evening, the helicopter was dispatched to Taupo Hospital to transport a male patient in his sixties to Waikato Hospital following a cardiac event.

Upon return, they were called out to Rotorua Hospital for a male patient in his eighties suffering a serious medical condition that required urgent transport. The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

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