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Busy weekend for the Waikato Crew

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter undertook five rescue missions throughout the weekend.

On Friday at 4.30pm the team was tasked with a hospital transfer to Tauranga Hospital for the Waikato newborn unit with two premature babies. At 22.00 hours they attended a motor vehicle crash south of Te Kuiti. They airlifted a young child to Waikato Hospital in serious condition.

On Saturday they were tasked with a mission to Taumarunui for a young child with a respiratory complaint. The flight was completed under IFR in some inclement weather.

On Sunday in the early hours of the morning (3.00 hrs), the crew completed an ICU transfer from Thames Hospital to Waikato Hospital for a patient with a serious medical condition. In the afternoon the team set out on another ICU transfer from Whakatane hospital to Waikato Hospital for a woman in serious condition.

Pictured below: IRU at Taumarunui uplifting a sick child on – Pilot Bazza, Crewman Bill & Flight Paramedic Simon

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