Busy start to the long weekend | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Busy start to the long weekend

On the morning of April 24, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Opotiki where a male in his sixties had a medical condition that required immediate hospital care.

He was treated by the onboard crew before being flown to Tauranga Hospital.

That afternoon, they were tasked to Taupo for a female hiker in her sixties who had suffered a serious leg injury.

The onboard crew was winched down to retrieve the patient and she was flown to Tauranga 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.

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