On Saturday morning the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked with a hospital transfer from Waikato Hospital to Auckland Hospital.
The crew transported a male in his 50’s who had a stroke-causing blood clotting. The patient was airlifted to Auckland where he received specialised medical treatment.
Whilst flying back to home base the crew was redirected to Raglan for a man suffering from a medical event. He was airlifted back to Waikato Hospital to received immediate medical attention.
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