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BayTrust Rescue Helicopter

Busy period for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days.  On Wednesday the rescue team carried out three missions starting with the transfer of an 11 month old baby boy from Starship Hospital  to Rotorua Hospital.

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Waioeka Gorge truck crash

At midnight on Friday the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene of a serious truck crash approximately 15 km into the Waioeka Gorge.

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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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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.

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