Two children require rapid response flights | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two children require rapid response flights

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 4 April to Whakatane Hospital to airlift an 8-year-old girl with a post-surgery tonsil bleed. The young girl required urgent specialist surgery and was flown on a rapid-response flight to Tauranga Hospital.

The following day, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital again, this time for a 7-month-old boy requiring specialist surgery for an abscess that was compromising his airway. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital accompanied by his Grandmother.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter base, Tauranga, Wednesday 26 April 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.
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