Whanganui Rescue | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Whanganui Rescue

On Saturday, July 3, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a female patient in Whanganui who had sustained burns.

The onboard crew treated her on scene, before flying the patient to Whanganui Hospital.

They were then dispatched to Otaki for a child suffering a serious medical event.

The onboard crew treated the young patient and flew her, with her father alongside, to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

The same day, they were tasked to Ohaukune for an infant suffering seizures and breathing difficulties.

The young patient was flown, with her mother alongside, to Whanganui Hospital.

We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

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.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.

Saving Lives, Together.

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