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Serious medical events dominate rescue missions

During the week June 13 to 19, the majority of the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter rescue missions were serious medical events.

Monday, 13 June 2016

At midday the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi for a local man in his 60’s suffering a serious medical event. The patient was stabilised by the on-board St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital in a serious condition.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

An afternoon mission to Ohakune for a young local woman suffering a medical emergency. She was flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a critical condition.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A night mission to Waiouru Military Camp for a man in his 20’s suffering an acute medical condition. The patient was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition for emergency surgery. The mission was conducted using Night Vision Goggles.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Another night mission requiring the use of Night Vision Goggles. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter crew were dispatched to Hunterville to airlift a local woman in her 40’s who had suffered multiple bites when she was attacked by a dog. She was flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A morning mission to Ohakune for a 15-month-old baby suffering a serious medical event. The baby and her mother were flown to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment. Later in the day the rescue helicopter joined in a marine search and rescue exercise at Foxton Beach.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

 A late morning mission to Taihape for a local man in his 30’s suffering a serious medical event. The patient was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital in a serious condition for further treatment.

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A typical Raetihi welcome.

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