Two medical events, one motor vehicle accident and mountain rescue | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two medical events, one motor vehicle accident and mountain rescue

In the early hours of Friday morning, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew transported a patient from Taupō Emergency Department to Waikato Hospital following a stroke.

In the afternoon, the on-duty crew transported a patient in her 50’s from Rotorua Hospital to Auckland Hospital with an acute medical condition, carefully monitored by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic.

In the late Friday evening, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were dispatched to the Western Bays for a critical patient involved in a motor vehicle crash.

He was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical care.

On Saturday afternoon the on-duty crew transported a patient from Whakapapa skifield to Rotorua Hospital with a nasty fractured ankle following a fall on the mountain.

We here at the Greenlea 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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