Medical emergency in Galatea | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Medical emergency in Galatea

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Galatea on Thursday 10 November, to a 53-year-old male suffering a medical event that needed immediate hospital care. The rescue helicopter landed in a paddock next to the farm house and St John paramedics stabilised the patient before being flown to Rotorua Hospital.
Shortly afterwards the rescue helicopter was used to transport the same patient to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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