Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Thames Transport

On Thursday, August 5, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Thames Hospital for a patient in their 70’s experiencing abdominal pain.

read more

Patient transported to Middlemore

On Wednesday 4 August, around 2pm, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Poi where a person in their 70’s had sustained a fall and required immediate transport to Middlemore Hospital. The patient was transported in a serious condition.  

read more

Cardiac event Whakatane

On Wednesday 4 August the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital to retrieve a male in his 40s after suffering a cardiac event. He was transported to Waikato Hospital for specialist care.  

read more

Car plunges off bank

On Tuesday 3 August the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just north of Amodeo Bay to a car that had plunged off a bend dropping approximately 15m onto rocks on the coastal road at Torehina point. Luckily the driver managed to get help hours after the accident occurred. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew […]

read more

Whitianga Cardiac Event

On Tuesday, August 3, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a patient in their seventies suffering a cardiac event in Whitianga.

read more

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.

Sign up to our newsletter