Greenlea Rescue Helicopter’s Weekend Missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Greenlea Rescue Helicopter’s Weekend Missions

On Friday, July 9, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a female patient in her fifties who had sustained injuries following a fall in Turangi. The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

In the morning of Saturday, July 10, the onboard crew was tasked to transport a female in her twenties to Waikato Hospital.

The same afternoon, they were dispatched for a child suffering from a severe respiratory condition. The onboard crew flew the young patient to Waikato Hospital.

That evening the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a call out to Tirau for a male patient in his fifties suffering a severe medical condition. The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital.

On Sunday, July 11, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Ohura for a male patient in his fifties who had sustained a shoulder injury following a fall. The onboard crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

They were then dispatched to Mangakino for a male patient in his sixties suffering a serious medical condition. The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

That same afternoon, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Tauranga for an infant suffering a serious medical condition. The young patient was transported to Starship Hospital.

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