Busy New Years Eve for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Busy New Years Eve for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

On the 31st of December at 7:20pm the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to a cardiac arrest in Herbertville on the East Coast.

A 56 yr old male had received CPR for around 40 minutes from the local Fire and Emergency NZ. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter landed and the on board Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) assisted.  The ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation) was achieved 10 minutes later. An RSI was carried out by the on board ICP and THE patient WAS transported stat 1 to Wellington Hospital for further treatment.

On clearing from Wellington Hospital and returning to Palmerston North the crew flew past the Wellington New Years fireworks and landed in Palmerston North base at 1am 1 January 2021.

At 01:50am the same crew were tasked to a 16 yr old girl having seizures Waitotara.

the onboard ICP treated her at the scene and transported to Whanganui Hospital a status 3.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter returned to base at 4:15am.

At 07am 1 Jan the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a serious emergency in Hunterville.

ICP treated at scene with help of road ambulance and Fire and Emergency NZ. The status 1 patient was transported to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.



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