A busy 24 hours for your rescue helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

A busy 24 hours for your rescue helicopter

On the evening of Friday, March 26, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a motor vehicle accident in Pahiatua. A male patient was flown to Palmerston North Hospital.

On the morning of Saturday, March 27, they responded to a search for a boat that had set off an emergency locator beacon off the coast of Whanganui. The boat was identified and the onboard crew was able to provide support.

Later that same day, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a rural property near Dannevirke for a male patient who had sustained chest injuries. He was flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.


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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.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.

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