On Saturday 8 August 2020, The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Onemana on the Coromandel, 6km north of Whangamata. A female in her 70s had complained of a headache the night prior and was found unconscious the next morning. The status 1 patient was transported to Waikato Hospital while being monitored by our onboard Intensive Care Paramedic.
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