Rapid response flight to Waikato Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Rapid response flight to Waikato Hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 4 pm on Sunday 10 June to transfer a 51-year-old man.

The man had suffered a serious medical event and required urgent medical intervention. He was flown on a rapid response flight to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.



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