The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakapapa to a status 3 female in her 30s. The woman was snowboarding and fell forward landing on her left arm, shattering her elbow. She was transported to Wellington Hospital for further treatment. We here at the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping […]read more
Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter
The on-duty crew for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter had a very busy start to the week, attending a medical event in Rartihi, a winch rescue in the Ruhaine Ranges and a motor vehicle accident in Featherson. All completed within 48 hours.read more
We Need You
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.