Long weekend missions for Waikato | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Long weekend missions for Waikato

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended 10 missions from Friday morning to Monday evening.

On Friday the crew was tasked to Whangamata for a medical emergency pickup, they airlifted the patient to Thames Hospital.

The on-duty crew also attended to a man injured on a farm near Tapapa, he was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further medical attention.

On Saturday the New Born Unit completed a retrieval from Gisborne Hospital for a premature baby.  The baby was transferred back to Waikato Hospital.

The next mission on Saturday was an ICU transfer from Hastings Hospital, airlifted to Waikato Hospital.

In the afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked with a winch job. The crew flew to the Pinnacles on the Coromandel Peninsula, were they winched an injured person to safety and airlifted the patient back to Waikato Hospital for medical treatment.

On Sunday the Intensive Care Unit completed a retrieval from Auckland Hospital, airlifted to Waikato Hospital.

The crew was tasked to Taharoa to a man who was injured in an accident, he was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical attention.

The team also attended to another winch mission. The crew winched an injured motocross rider from the gully. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital.

On Monday the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter completed a cardiac transfer from Whakatane. In the afternoon the crew airlifted newborn twins to Auckland Hospital.

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