Missions to Te Kaha and Auckland Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Missions to Te Kaha and Auckland Hospital

On Wednesday the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Te Kaha for a person suffering from a medical event.

A 30-year-old local man was suffering from a serious asthma attack. He was treated by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic whilst being flown to Whakatane Hospital for immediate medical treatment in serious condition.

Later on in the afternoon, the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked to fly a Tauranga man in his 30’s. The man had suffered from a stroke and required an urgent clot retrieval.

The patient was carefully monitored by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic while being airlifted through to Auckland Hospital.

We here at the TECT Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping the media informed of our work. We do this as a service to the media and in an effort to raise our profile with the public to assist with our fundraising campaigns. Our service is only possible because of sponsor support and donations. We appreciate seeing our name in any stories utilising information supplied by us.

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