Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Waitatere Beach Road MVA

On Thursday 7 January the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of SH1 and Waitatere Beach Rd late in the afternoon. The single occupant of a vehicle was trapped as a result of being hit side on by a large truck and trailer. The woman, in her late teens, […]

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Locator Beacon Search in the Tararua Ranges

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges on December 30 after a distress beacon had been set off by a solo tramper feeling unwell. After locating the patient the Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) was hover off loaded and helped get the patient to the landing site. Both were hover onloaded and […]

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Medical event Hunterville

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched 30 December around 10am to Hunterville to a 56 year old male patient suffering a medical event. He was treated at the scene by the on board Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Whanganui hospital for further assessment.  

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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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