TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter

Waihau Bay and Whakatane Missions

On Tuesday, May 4, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Waihau Bay for a female patient in her forties who was suffering an allergic reaction.

The patient was treated by the onboard crew and flown to Whakatane Hospital.

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Hospital Transfer for emergency surgery

On Sunday, May 2, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Whakatane Hospital for a female patient in her seventies who was suffering a serious medical event.

The onboard crew transported the patient to Waikato Hospital for specialised treatment.

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Karangahake Gorge Accident

On Saturday 1 May the TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to the Karangahake Gorge where a man in his 20’s had collided with a car while riding his motorcycle. He received multiple injuries in the crash and was airlifted to Waikato hospital in a serious condition.

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monday missions

On Monday, April 26, the TECT Rescue Helicopter transported a female patient in her sixties to Waikato Hospital due to a cardiac event.

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Mission to Waihau Bay

In the early morning of April 25, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to fly to Waihau Bay at the East Cape where a male patient in his sixties had a medical condition that required hospital care.

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We Need You

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.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.

Saving Lives, Together.

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