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Air Ambulance all female crew, patient and passengers

There is nothing unusual about the Westpac Air Ambulance ferrying patients the length of New Zealand but on Monday 3 September the flight from Taranaki Hospital to Auckland’s Starship Hospital was definitely unique.

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New Zealand’s most trusted charity 2018

There are so many great charities in New Zealand that it makes it all the more special to be nominated and voted the most trusted brand by the public poll conducted by Readers Digest.

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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.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

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 life saving difference.

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