The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Wednesday 15 November at 6.30pm for an emergency transfer from Tauranga Hospital.
A 73-year-old male was suffering a serious medical condition, that required urgent treatment. The man was flown on a rapid response flight to Waikato Hospital, so he could receive the specialist treatment he required.
On Monday 13 November, the rescue helicopter undertook another emergency transfer, this time from Whakatane Hospital. A 74-year-old male had suffered a stroke and required specialist treatment. He was also flown to Waikato Hospital.