At 12.45 pm the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke.
Two patients at the Dannevirke Medical Centre were both deteriorating rapidly. The crew met the ambulance at the Dannevirke aerodrome, who then transported the onboard ICP and Airforce Medic to the medical centre.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and Airforce Medic triaged the patients. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew the more serious patient to Palmerston North Hospital, while the other patient was transported by road.
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