On Thursday afternoon, around 3pm the on-duty crew for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a patient suffering a cardiac medical event in Otorohanga.
The patient was stabilised by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and Doctor. They were then transported to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical care.
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