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Helicopters to the Rescue

Helicopters to the Rescue

Posted January 03, 2020
Health

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has attended 15 call outs since New Year’s Eve.

On December 31 crew were sent to Paeroa at 12.39 am to assist a male in his teens who had been stabbed and was in a moderate condition. Westpac 1 crew were stood down and returned to base.

At 1.31 am Westpac 2 flew to Rakino Island to assist a female patient in her 50’s who had fallen two metres off a balcony, allegedly landing on a tree stump. She was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

It was off to Waiheke Island at 4.21 am for Westpac 2 to assist a male patient in his 70’s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

At 3.15 pm on New Year’s Day Westpac 2 flew to Claris, great Barrier Island to assist a male patient in his 50’s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

At 3.56 pm Westpac 1 crew were tasked Waihi Beach to assist a female patient suffering a medical complaint. Crew were stood down enroute and retasked to South Head to assist a male patient in his 60’s who had suffered a fall of one metre. Westpac 1 was called due to the difficult access of the patient. He was flown to North Shore Hospital in a minor condition.

Westpac 2 were called to Wellsford at 5.10 pm to assist at a motor vehicle accident. Crew were stood down enroute and returned to base.

At 6.54 pm crew in a rapid response vehicle were tasked to Clendon Park to assist a male patient (age unknown) involved in a car versus pedestrian accident and in a critical condition.

Westpac 2 crew were called to Whitianga at 7.42 pm to assist a female patient in her 70’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.

On Thursday, January 2nd Westpac 1crew flew to Onetangi to assist a female patient in her 70’s who had suffered a fall on an uneven path. She was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a moderate condition.

Crew were tasked to Kaiwaka from the hospital to assist a female patient (age unknown) run over by a vehicle and in a moderate condition. It was elected to transport the patient to hospital by road ambulance and Westpac 1 returned to base.

At 4.21 pm Westpac 1 crew flew to Maramarua to assist a male patient in his 40’s who had suffered a crash off a motocross bike. He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.

Westpac 1 finished off on the 2nd of January with a trip to Crew tasked to Colville to assist a female patient in her 60’s who had suffered a fall from standing height. She was flown to North Shore Hospital in a minor condition.