Call-out to Piopio | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Call-out to Piopio

On Sunday 28 August, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Piopio to retrieve an 88-year-old man who collapsed. He was initially attended to by local St John and the NZ Fire Service, including his next door neighbour, who happened to be a Fire Service volunteer.
Accompanied by his Grand-daughter, the man was flown to Waikato Hospital.

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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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