Man requires urgent hospital transfer | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man requires urgent hospital transfer

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital on Thursday 12 October for a man requiring an urgent hospital transfer.

The 57-year-old was suffering a cardiac emergency and was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

The previous day, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked for two hospital transfers. One from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital, the other from Tauranga Hospital to Waikato Hospital.

Both patients were suffering from cardiac emergencies that required specialist treatment.

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