72-year old woman woke to chest pains | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

72-year old woman woke to chest pains

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whanganui for a 72-year old female who had woke up experiencing chest pain.

Once at the scene St John provided medical aid, realising the patient required immediate transportation to Wellington Hospital.

The weather conditions were poor, however, the patient was delivered to Wellington Hospital and rushed to surgery.

The crew remained in Wellington for approximately an hour before the weather decided to clear for a safe return back to the Palmerston North Base.

We here at the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping the media informed of our work. We do this as a service to the media and in an effort to raise our profile with the public to assist with our fundraising campaigns. Our service is only possible because of sponsor support and donations. We appreciate seeing our name in any stories utilising information supplied by us.

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