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Waihi RSA Brain Teaser Supports Rescue Helicopter on Saturday October 17

Waihi RSA Brain Teaser Supports Rescue Helicopter on Saturday October 17

Posted September 25, 2020
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Waihi RSA has organised a fun night that will test the grey matter, and benefit the Rescue Helicopter Service. Teams of up to six are invited to register and get ready for a night of fun and games. You’ll also get the chance to win some great raffle prizes and join in the blind auctions.

Public support ensures rescue helicopters are available to our community. The 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.

Although rescue helicopters are partially funded by a government contract they rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows them to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

The Waikato Westpac Helicopter has had a busy week. On Saturday the crew completed four missions assisting people of all ages including a patient suffering from seizures at a beach in Port Waikato, the driver of a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the Tahuna area, a newborn baby transfer and a19-year-old male who had fractured his lower leg in a farm vehicle accident.

On Tuesday afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted a woman in her fifties experiencing a heart attack in Ngatea to Waikato Hospital.

A man airlifted from the Pinnacles at Coromandel on Wednesday after being there for four days was extremely lucky trampers came across him when they did and thanks to the experience and dedication of the helicopter crew he was airlifted out of difficult terrain and transported to hospital.

You can support the rescue helicopters by getting your team together and heading to the Waihi RSA on Saturday, October 17 for the Trivia Night.

Photo: Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter