On Friday 10th July the Fixed Wing aircraft the Westpac Air Ambulance was tasked on two different jobs in the evening.
Pictured above, the ICU team unloading a patient in Hamilton Airport. The Westpac Air Ambulance flew to Gisborne with the ICU team onboard.
The on-duty crew: Carlee McCaw – Captain, Massey – Operations Manager, and Permal Samy – Flight Nurse.
The second job was a nurse lead transfer for a male patient in his 50s. He was transferred from Whakatane Hospital to Waikato Hospital for a Cardiac procedure.
The on-duty crew: Warren McKay – Captain – Cameron Helliwell – First Officer and Permal Samy – Flight Nurse.
A chilly evening with a temperature of 4 deg in Whakatane for the crew.
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