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Te Kaha Medical centre emergency

A medical emergency at the Te Kaha Medical Centre resulted in the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter being dispatched to urgently transfer a patient to hospital.

A 44-year-old Cape Runaway man presented at the medical centre with a potentially serious medical condition. The call was made to transfer him to hospital for further treatment. Due to the distance from hospital, the decision was made to send the rescue helicopter.

The man was stabilised at the clinic before being airlifted to Whakatane Hospital in a stable condition.

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