Four missions, one day! | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

COVID 19 – UPDATE FROM YOUR RESCUE HELICOPTER

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Four missions, one day!

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter had a busy day on Saturday 20th October.

The crew were tasked at 11am by Tauranga Hospital to transfer a 66 year old male to Waikato Hospital.  The patient was suffering from a heart attack.

While at Waikato hospital the team were tasked to retrieve a 53 year old male and fly him back to Tauranga Hospital to the coronary care department.

At 4.30 pm the crew were tasked to Whitianga, at the top of the Coromandel, to a 47 year old female who had suffered a lower back injury while out boating with her family. The patient was flown to Middlemore Hospital.

Shortly after returning from Auckland the crew were tasked to transfer an 11 year old male who had fractured his skull to Starship Hospital, the flight was conducted with the use of night vision goggles.

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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.

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