Woman requires emergency airlift after fall | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Woman requires emergency airlift after fall

On the evening of Saturday 9 June, the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Emergency Department at Rotorua Hospital to airlift an 85-year-old Auckland woman to Waikato Hospital.

The woman had suffered a bad fall earlier in the afternoon and had suffered suspected head injuries. Along with an ICU flight nurse to provide medical support, the woman was flown directly to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment. The flight was completed with the crews wearing Night Vision Goggles.

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