Seven missions in 72 hours | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Seven missions in 72 hours

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter completed a total of seven missions within a 72-hour period.

On Friday the team was tasked with a medical pick-up from Aria just after 8.30pm, a male patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

On Saturday morning the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew was tasked to Tauria for a medical emergency. A female patient was overseen by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and flown directly to Auckland Hospital.

At 12.15 pm the crew was dispatched to Whitianga for a female patient, she was flown to Waikato Hospital for medical treatment.

The crew picked up the pace in the evening, flying to South Waikato for a male patient suffering from serve head injuries. He was airlifted directly to Waikato Hospital. Not long after returning to base the crew was tasked to Putaruru, where a male patient was picked up and flown to Waikato Hospital with a medical condition. At 11pm the crew was dispatched to Whangamata for a male suffering from a cardiac event, he was taken to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical attention.

On Sunday afternoon the crew was tasked by Waikato ICU to uplift a male patient from Gisborne Hospital with a serious medical condition, flown to Waikato Hospital.

A busy weekend for the on-duty Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter crews.

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