Mission to Turoa and Tongariro National Park | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Mission to Turoa and Tongariro National Park

On Friday, July 30, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Rotorua for a patient suffering a medical event, needing urgent medical transport.

The patient was transported to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On Saturday, July 31, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to transport a patient suffering a medical event.

The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On Sunday, August 1, the on-board crew of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a patient who had suffered a fall in Turoa.

The patient was treated at the scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

Later that evening, they attended to a patient that had sustained injuries following a motor vehicle accident.

The on-board crew treated the patient at the scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

On Monday, August 2, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Tongariro National Park for a patient suffering a medical event.

They were treated at the scene and flown to Rotorua Hospital for further assessment.

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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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