Waihau Bay and Whakatane Missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Waihau Bay and Whakatane Missions

On Tuesday, May 4, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Waihau Bay for a female patient in her forties who was suffering an allergic reaction.

The patient was treated by the onboard crew and flown to Whakatane Hospital.

Whilst in Whakatane, they were then dispatched to transport a female patient in their thirties, in serious condition, to Waikato Hospital.

After returning to base, the TECT Rescue Helicopter transported a 10 year old boy suffering a serious medical condition to Starship Hospital for treatment.

They then flew a male patient in his forties from Whakatane Hospital to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.

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We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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