Monday 12 December was a busy day for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter. First mission of the day saw the team called to transport a patient from Hamilton to Taupo. Soon after they were dispatched to a remote location southwest of Taumarunui to attend a patient who had rolled their farm bike. The patient had suspected spinal injuries and was transported directly to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was again dispatched, this time to Rakino Island in the Hauraki Gulf where a patient has suffered a medical event and required urgent transport to Auckland Hospital.