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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Thames Transport

On Saturday, January 15, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames Hospital for a patient who was suffering from sepsis. The onboard crew transported the patient to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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Otorohanga Motorcycle Accident

On January 14, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a motorcycle accident in Otorohanga, where a man in his 20’s had sustained serious injuries.

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Waihi Cardiac Event

On Wednesday, January 12, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter assisted a male patient in his 60’s in Waihi suffering from a serious cardiac event.

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Ngatira Horse Riding Accident

On Monday, January 10, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out to Ngatira, east of Lichfield, to a horse riding incident.

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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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