On Friday 05 June the Westpac Air Ambulance was called to transfer 2 patients from Waikato Hospital to Taranaki Base Hospital.
The flight was from Hamilton Airport to New Plymouth Airport. The team consisted of Captain – Paul Pettit, First Officer – Cameron Heliwell, and Flight Nurse – Permal Samy.
Both patients were completely mobile and independently walked in and out of the aircraft.
Patient 1: male, late 60’s, going back to domicile hospital after having Cardiac Stenting post-MI (heart attack).
Patient 2: female, also in her late 60’s, going back to domicile hospital after having a surgical procedure done to remove some cancer cells.