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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Thames Transport for male patient

On Thursday, October 14, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Thames Hospital to transport a male patient suffering a serious medical event.

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Rural Raglan Rescue

On Wednesday, October 13, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural location near Raglan for a young girl who had sustained injuries on a farm.

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Thames Transport

On Monday, 11 October, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames Hospital for a teenage female patient experiencing a medical event.

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Flown to Auckland

On Monday, 11 October, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a female patient in her eighties suffering a serious medical event from Waikato Hospital.

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Whakatane to Tauranga

On Sunday, 10 October, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Whakatane Hospital to transport a male patient suffering from a medical condition.

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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.

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