Sunday morning missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Sunday morning missions

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatch at approximately 6am on Sunday 14 August to Taranaki Base Hospital to retrieved a 27-year-old local male with serious lacerations to his arm. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for surgery.
The rescue helicopter was dispatched later that morning to Te Kawa, south of Te Awamutu, to retrieve a 22-year-old woman with multiple injuries after the car she was a passenger in left the road and crashed into a tree.
She was stabilised by St John Paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment. The driver was transported to Waikato Hospital by road ambulance.

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Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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