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Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Multiple Missions for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

On Sunday, April 11, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a job in Hawkes Bay for a male patient suffering a heart attack. The onboard crew assisted the patient and flew him to Wellington Hospital to receive specialised care. Later that day, they were tasked to the Tongariro River for an injured kayaker who had sustained chest injuries.

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A busy 24 hours for your rescue helicopter

On the evening of Friday, March 26, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a motor vehicle accident in Pahiatua. A male patient was flown to Palmerston North Hospital. On the morning of Saturday, March 27, they responded to a search for a boat that had set off an emergency locator beacon off the coast of Whanganui.

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Blyth Hut Heart Attack

On Saturday, March 13, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a track near Blyth Hut, on the southern side of Ruapehu Mountain, for a male tramper suffering a heart attack.

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We regretfully announce the postponement of the upcoming Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Open Day scheduled to take place on Sunday 7 March at 10 am. In light of ongoing developments around the community outbreak of Covid-19 and following advice from our medical partners, this event is postponed until further notice.

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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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