Three Airlifts by the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three Airlifts by the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

On Tuesday, February 2nd, The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew to Wairarapa Hospital to attend to a female patient suffering a heart attack. The patient had been stabilised and the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter transported her to Wellington Hospital.

Later that day, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended a patient in Dannevirke, who had sustained serious burns. The woman was stabilised at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital.

On Wednesday, February 3rd, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Cheltenham, to attend to a male patient in his seventies following a tree incident.  The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter then flew him to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

 

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