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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Pongakawa MVA

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and both Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopters attended a serious motor vehicle accident on State Highway 2 Wednesday afternoon

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Cardiac airlift from Otorohanga

On Thursday afternoon, around 3pm the on-duty crew for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a patient suffering a cardiac medical event in Otorohanga.

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Cyclist injured Pukemoremore

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched this afternoon around 4:50pm to a cyclist in his 30’s who was involved in an accident near Pukemoremore, just out of Cambridge. The patient was assessed, treated then flown to Waikato Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.  

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Wharepapa South

On Wednesday evening the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended a female patient in Wharepapa south with chest injuries. The patient was assessed, treated and transported to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.  

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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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