Early week missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Early week missions

On Monday, July 12, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter attended to a motor vehicle accident in the Central Plateau.

The onboard crew were then tasked to Turangi for a patient who had suffered a fall.

The patient was flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

Later the same evening, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew responded to a call out to Whakapapa Ski Field for a patient suffering a medical event.

The patient was treated at the scene before being flown to Taupo Hospital for further treatment.

On Tuesday, July 13, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched for a patient suffering a medical event near Galatea.

The patient was treated at the scene before being flown to Rotorua Hospital.

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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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