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Mission Log

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Below you will find a summary of our recent missions. Our life-saving services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are completely free of charge to everyone in Hawke's Bay. For more information about our work please contact the Fundraising Team on 06 878 1630 or email mfm@hbhrt.org.nz 

 

Horse Riding Accident in Elsthorpe

7 months ago - 14:00 - Responded to Elsthorpe to airlift a teenage girl that had sustained a suspected broken femur after falling from her horse. St John Paramedics attended to her to at the scene, before she was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Rescue at Waipatiki Beach

7 months ago - 15:30 - Winch recovered a male in his 50’s who had broken his ankle while walking along a narrow track just north of Waipatiki Beach. A St John Intensive Care Paramedic attended to the man at the scene, before both were extracted via the winch, for the flight back to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Hospital Transfer from Wairoa

7 months ago - 13:30 - Transported a female patient suffering pregnancy complications from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Rescue from Fishing Trawler

7 months ago - 18:30 - Tasked by the NZ Rescue Co-ordination Centre to respond to a 37 metre fishing trawler, 80 nautical miles north-east of Gisborne, to winch recover male in his 30’s who had been seriously injured, after being hit from behind by a large fish bin. A St John Intensive Care Paramedic was winched onto the vessel with a stretcher. After stabilizing the injured man on the deck of the ship, both parties were winched into the helicopter for the 35 minute trip back to Gisborne Hospital.

Hospital Transfer to Wellington

7 months ago - 16:00 - Transported a male patient suffering from serious cardiac complications from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

Emergency at Waipatiki Beach

7 months ago - 15:30 - Responded to just south of Waipatiki Beach to recover a female in her 20’s who had fallen from the coastal walking track and sustained a suspected broken ankle. She was extracted using the helicopter winch, after being stabilized by an Order of St John Paramedic.

Hospital Transfer to Wellington

8 months ago - 09:00 - Transported a female patient suffering from pregnancy complications from Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

Injured Fire Fighter in Mohaka

8 months ago - 14:00 - Responded to Mohaka, after a male Fire Fighter had sustained suspected pelvic injuries after falling down a steep bank while fighting a scrub fire. An Intensive Care Paramedic from the Order of St John attended to the man, before both were winch extracted from the scene. He was flown to Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

Medical Emergency in Akitio

8 months ago - 17:30 - Airlifted a male in his 70’s from the beach settlement of Akitio, suffering from a suspected stroke. He was flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

Mountain Bike Accident near the Whirankai Mill

8 months ago - 13:00 - Responded to the Pan Pac Mountain Bike Park near the Whiranaki Mill for a teenage boy who had sustained a serious facial injury after coming off his bike and impacting a tree. An Intensive Care Paramedic from the Order of St John was winched down to the incident site for initial treatment. Once he was stabilised, the Paramedic and the young man, were winch extracted from the forest and flown back to Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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