Two urgent transfers from Whakatane Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two urgent transfers from Whakatane Hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 9 am on Monday 23 April to Whakatane Hospital to transfer an 11-year-old boy who was suffering a serious medical condition. He was flown to Auckland Hospital for specialist treatment.

Then on Tuesday 24 April at 3 pm, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital once again, this time for a 20-year-old male who was suffering post liver transplant complications. He was also flown to Auckland Hospital for treatment.



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