On Tuesday the on-duty crew for the TECT Rescue Helicopter we were tasked with transferring a patient from Whakatane Hospital to Tauranga Hospital.
A woman in her 60’s was suffering from a cardiac condition was in a serious condition, she was carefully monitored by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic en route to the hospital.
Soon after the crew’s arrival in Tauranga, they were tasked by air desk to Reporoa for a 1-year-old boy.
The baby boy was suffering from ongoing medical issues and required airlifting through to Waikato Hospital for specialised treatment, accompanied by his aunty.
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