Rapid response flight for woman to Auckland Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Rapid response flight for woman to Auckland Hospital

On Wednesday 2 May at approximately 2 pm the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked with an urgent medical transfer to Auckland Hospital.  A 72-year-old female had been retrieved from Turangi by the rescue helicopter at 9.30 am that morning after her neighbour found her collapsed in the garden.

She was flown to Rotorua Hospital for initial assessment, but due to the serious nature of her condition, she required an urgent flight to Auckland Hospital for specialist treatment accompanied by an onboard flight nurse.

Due to the time critical nature of her condition the rescue helicopter was used in all instances to transport this patient.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Bay Trust Rotorua BOP Rescue Helicopter, Tuesday 2 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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