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Kauraenga Valley Crash

In the early morning of Saturday, 16 October, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to Taumarunui for a male patient in his fifties who had suffered a serious medical event.

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Busy Friday for the onboard crew

On Friday, 15 October, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a female patient in her twenties who had suffered a medical event.

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Winch Rescue in Opotiki

On Thursday, 14 October, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Opotiki for a female patient in her sixties who had suffered a fall.

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Thames Transport for male patient

On Thursday, October 14, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Thames Hospital to transport a male patient suffering a serious medical event.

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Rural Raglan Rescue

On Wednesday, October 13, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural location near Raglan for a young girl who had sustained injuries on a farm.

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We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
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.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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