Baby flown to Tauranga Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Baby flown to Tauranga Hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Opotiki Airfield on Wednesday 17 August at around 10pm to a three-week-old baby who had fallen. The baby had received a serious head injury that required immediate hospital care.
The baby was stabilised by St John paramedics and driven by ambulance to the airfield to meet the rescue helicopter. The baby was then transported to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.
The helicopter was called due to the distance from the required hospital. The flight was conducted using Night Vision Goggles.

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