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Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Mt Ruapehu Rescue

On Saturday afternoon, July 31, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to a Personal Locator Beacon activation for an injured patient on Mt Ruapehu.

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Rescue for Injured Skier

In the evening of Tuesday, July 13, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a patient in Ruapehu who had sustained an injury whilst skiing.

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Thank you for coming to Pam’s rescue!

A simple and enjoyable horse ride on a local beach with friends couldn’t possible go wrong…could it? 

Pam and her friends were enjoying riding their horses on Te Horo Beach, when a man walked over the sand dunes towards them wearing a large floppy hat.   There was nothing noticeably unusual about that but Pam’s normally placid horse didn’t like the look of the gentleman’s summer accessory and became spooked. 

Triangle Hut Rescue

On Sunday, July 4, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Eketahuna for a female patient in her twenties suffering post-operative difficulties. The onboard crew transported the patient to Palmerston North Hospital. They were then dispatched to Triangle Hut in the Ruahine Ranges for a male patient who had sustained a leg injury.

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Whanganui Rescue

On Saturday, July 3, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a female patient in Whanganui who had sustained burns. The onboard crew treated her on scene, before flying the patient to Whanganui Hospital. They were then dispatched to Otaki for a child suffering a serious medical event. 

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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.

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