Multiple missions for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Multiple missions for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 10 am to Tokoroa on Friday 9 March where a 50-year-old female motorbike rider came off her bike and was run over by the following bike.

She suffered a serious shoulder injury, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

Upon landing back at Rotorua, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to a car versus car motor vehicle accident near Tirau. Two women had to be cut from their vehicle. One of the women required further assessment and treatment, so she was flown to Rotorua Hospital.

Soon after the rescue helicopter was dispatched once again, this time to transfer a critical patient from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.

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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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