Stemi transfer from Taihape to Wellington | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Stemi transfer from Taihape to Wellington

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Taihape to move a critically ill STEMI patient to Wellington Hospital.

A female in her 70’s suffered complications that were encountered at the scene, she was urgently transferred to the Wellington Hospital cardiac ward and directly into surgery.

This is the 8th Stemi transfer for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter proving the new Stemi pathway is lifesaving for patients.



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