Three missions in one day | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three missions in one day

This morning the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Motiti Island where a 2-year-old boy had fallen from a top bunk bed breaking his arm.

He was flown to Tauranga Hospital with his dad for immediate medical treatment.

Around midday, the crew were tasked with their second mission of the day. They transported a 75-year-old stroke patient to Auckland Hospital for clot retrieval.

Soon after returning to base, the crew were again tasked to the Eastern Bay of Plenty settlement of Waimana where a man in his 40’s in critical condition after being involved with a car.

He received multiple injuries as a result, he was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

We here at the TECT Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping the media informed of our work. We do this as a service to the media and in an effort to raise our profile with the public to assist with our fundraising campaigns. Our service is only possible because of sponsor support and donations. We appreciate seeing our name in any stories utilising information supplied by us.

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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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