The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Rotorua Hospital with an ICU retrieval team on Saturday 27 January at 11:30 pm for a Ruatahuna man with a serious head injury.
Then on Sunday 28 January at 11:30 am the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Matamata for a 56-year-old local woman who was suffering from seizures. While in Matamata, a 30-year old local woman presented herself to the rescue helicopter crew with amputated fingers from a wood splitter incident.
All three patients were all flown to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Later that afternoon, the rescue helicopter was tasked to Raglan where a 50-year-old Hamilton woman suffered a suspected spinal injury to her neck after jumping off the harbour footbridge.
She was flown to Middlemore Hospital for treatment