The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter has had a busy couple of days, firstly being dispatched on 9 August to Whakatane Hospital for an urgent hospital transfer.
A 47 year old, Kawerau man was in a status 1 condition after suffering multiple organ failure. He was quickly transferred to Tauranga Hospital for urgent medical treatment.
The team were then dispatched to Cape Runaway to a 59 year old Kawerau man who required urgent surgery after amputating his finger in a truck tail gate. He was flown to Waikato Hospital.
On Friday the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter team were again called to transfer a maternity patient from Tauranga to Palmerston North Hospitals.