Busy weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Busy weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was kept busy over the weekend attending six medical emergencies.

The first was the afternoon of Saturday 29 October, for a 40-year-old woman in Levin with a medical emergency that required urgent treatment. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Wellington Hospital.

On the return from Wellington the rescue helicopter was tasked to Shannon for a elderly man, who was was experiencing a medical emergency. He was transported to Palmerston North Hospital.

The rescue helicopter was then dispatched to a 20-year-old woman in Taihape with abdominal injuries. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

On Sunday 30 October the rescue Helicopter responded to Levin, where a 30-year-old woman was having difficulties with her pregnancy and required urgent transportation to the Maternity Ward at the Palmerston North Hospital.

Following that the rescue helicopter was tasked to Akitio, where a 6-week -old baby needed medical treatment and transfer to the Palmerston North Hospital.

Later in the afternoon the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Otaki, to a 20-year-old woman with an abdominal injury which required urgent medical attention at Wellington Hospital.


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