On Tuesday 10th December the TECT Rescue Helicopter undertook two missions from Tauranga Hospital to Middlemore Hospital following the Whaakari/White Island eruption.
The TECT Rescue Helicopter crew relocated two of the White Island eruption patients throughout the evening.
The first patient was transported to Middlemore Hospital. A 33-year-old male from Australia was suffering from severe burns and required further medical attention.
The second patient was a 64-year-old female from the UK. The woman was flown by the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew to Middlemore Hospital that same evening.
Following initial treatment by Tauranga Hospital, the patients required ongoing medical care in the Middlemore Burns Unit and ICU ward.