Emergency transfer to Middlemore Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Emergency transfer to Middlemore Hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked just after 3 pm by Tauranga Hospital on Thursday 28 December for an urgent hospital transfer of a 58-year-old man.

The man was riding his motorbike near Waihi the previous day when he collided with a car. He had sustained an injury to his neck and was flown to Tauranga Hospital. But due to a suspected spinal injury, the rescue helicopter flew him on a rapid response flight to Middlemore Hospital for specialist treatment.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter base, Tauranga, Wednesday 26 April 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.
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