On Thursday 7th May the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whitianga for a 76-year-old male.
The man was showing possible stroke symptoms and was airlifted back to Waikato Hospital where he received immediate medical attention.
In the early hours of Friday morning at 04:37 am the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a 36-year-old female. The woman had received multiple burns, receiving second-degree burn to her forearms, feet, and legs after she spilled hot cooking oil on herself.
The woman was carefully monitored by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic Nigel Bryant, she was in a stable condition whilst being transported Middlemore Hospital from Waihi.
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