The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at approximately 4.30 pm on Tuesday 20 March, to a head-on motor vehicle accident, just north of Waiuku.
A 4-year-old boy and a 9-week-old girl suffered moderate injuries and were flown to Starship Hospital for treatment. The children’s mother was also airlifted to Auckland Hospital for treatment.
Later that evening, the rescue helicopter was tasked to transport an elderly woman suffering a serious medical event from Tauranga Hospital to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.
The rescue helicopter was then dispatched at approximately 11 pm to Taupo Hospital for a woman suffering a medical emergency. She was transported to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.