The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter has had a busy start to the week.
Sunday the crew was tasked to carry out two emergency hospital transfers from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital. The first was mid-afternoon and the second was completed under darkness using Night Vision Goggles.
Both patients required urgent specialist care at Waikato and the helicopter was utilised for the speed of transfer.
On Monday the crew was dispatched to the East Cape township of Waihau Bay to attend an elderly local man, who had suffered a serious medical event. He was flown to Whakatane Hospital for treatment and further assessment.