On Saturday the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopters completed a total of four missions.
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was first tasked to Port Waikato at 4pm for a patient suffering from seizures at a beach in Port Waikato. The patient was airlifted through to Auckland Hospital for immediate medical care.
On the return flight at approximately 6pm the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was re-tasked to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the Tahuna area. The driver of the vehicle was cared for by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being transported to Waikato Hospital for further medical care.
At 12.30pm the on-duty crew for Air 2 – Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter carried out a newborn unit inter-hospital transfer from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital.
Later on, at 6.30pm they attended their second mission for the day to Waikaretu. A 19-year-old male had fractured his lower leg in a farm vehicle accident. He was transported to Middlemore Hospital for medical attention.
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