Emergency airlift for woman experiencing breathing difficulties | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Emergency airlift for woman experiencing breathing difficulties

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape at 7 am on Thursday 8 February to meet medics at the Taihape aerodrome with a woman in her 60’s experiencing breathing difficulty.

She was stablised by the rescue helicopter onboard paramedic and flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further assessment.

The previous day the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Parewanui at 2 pm, where a man in his 50’s had injured his back whilst making hay.

The on-scene medics stabilised the patient and the rescue helicopter was utilised due to the nature of injury and access. Both the medic and patient were uplifted from the scene and the patient was then flown to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.

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