9 missions Christmas weekend for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

9 missions Christmas weekend for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to 9 missions during the 25th, 26th and the 27th of December.

First to Whakatane where a female was suffering a heart attack requiring transport to Waikato Hospital for specialist cardiac care. Then a male in Rotorua who had suffered traumatic abdominal injuries requiring surgical care in Waikato Hospital.

A male patient in Taupo suffered life threatening traumatic injuries after falling off a wall. The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic attended the patient in the rapid response vehicle assisting ambulance crews before transporting the patient to Taupo Hospital for stabilisation before then flying the patient via rescue helicopter onto Waikato hospital for Intensive Care treatment.

On returning to base the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was diverted to Te Poi to attend a 1 year old suffering a medical event who needed to be transported to Waikato hospital for ongoing treatment. After this a male patient was transferred to Waikato Hospital from Rotorua Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

A male patient was transferred from Taupo hospital to Rotorua hospital with a spinal cord injury following a swimming incident.

On the 27th of December, A 37 year old male patient was transferred from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital for specialist facial surgery.

A male patient was attended to in Mangakino after suffering a severe limb injury in a boating incident, he was treated on scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

A female patient crashed her mountain bike on the timber trail suffering a fractured leg. Due to the location she was winched out and flown to Rotorua Hospital.

 

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