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Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Saving Lives Over October

Your Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter crew completed a total of 35 missions over the month of October, including to locations such as Dannevirke, Levin, Taihape, Tararua Ranges, Ohaukune and Turoa. Of these 35 total missions, 6 inter-hospital transfers, 15 medicals, 1 rescue, 2 motor vehicle accidents and 11 rural/farm incidents were attended to by your rescue crew.

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Taihape Motorcyle Accident

On Saturday afternoon, 9 October, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to a callout to Taihape Napier Highway for a male patient in his sixties who had sustained injuries following a motorcycle incident.

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Mangahao Boating Incident

On Sunday, October 3, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Mangahao for two patients who had sustained injuries following a boating incident.

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Injured Tramper rescued from Ruahine Ranges

On Friday, October 1, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was called out to Ohakune for a female patient in her twenties who had sustained a head injury. The patient was flown to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.

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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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