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No holiday for rescue chopper

Last updated 11:19 06/01/2014
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Taranaki Community Rescue helicopter

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The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter flew the following missions last week:


31 December:

6.30pm: the rescue helicopter transferred an urgent cardiac patient from Taranaki Base Hospital to Waikato Hospital. Another patient was flown back for recovery to Taranaki Base Hospital on return.

11.11pm: Responded to Okaiawa to a motor vehicle accident where a car had left the road and hit a bank. The patients were being treated on scene by medics when the aircraft was tasked to fly to Waitotara.

11.48pm Flew to Wai-inu beach camp near Waitotara to a person who received stab wounds from an assault. The patient was treated at scene and flown to Whanganui Hospital.


1 January at 2.21am: On returning from Whanganui Hospital the rescue helicopter was tasked to Patea to an infant having respiratory difficulties. The infant was treated on scene and did not require hospitalisation.


2 January:

10.30am: Responded to Taihape to a person who had collapsed causing a head injury. The patient was flown directly to Wellington Hospital which specialises in brain surgery.

1.30pm Prior to departure from Wellington the aircraft was tasked to Pourerere Beach in the Hawkes Bay where a male had been ejected off a motorbike and sustained injuries. Whilst treating the motorcyclist an urgent cardiac patient also on the same beach required immediate transportation to Hawkes Bay Hospital.


3 January at 12.30pm: Urgent transfer to Waikato Hospital from Taranaki Base Hospital.


4 January at 2:40pm: we responded to Mt Egmont for a walker with a broken ankle. Mission aborted due to weather, the patient was walked out by Police/ SAR/ St John.

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