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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 

 

Rescue of a Child from Lake Waikaremoana

8 months ago - Airlifted a child from Lake Waikaremoana who was suffering from seizures. He was attended at the scene by Order of St John Paramedics before being flown to Gisborne Hospital for further treatment.

Hospital Transfer from Portorino

8 months ago - Transported two elderly males from Portorino both suffering medical complications to Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

Transfer of a child from Wairoa Hospital

8 months ago - The Rescue Helicopter has airlifted a child from Wairoa Hospital, who had sustained a serious facial injury after being bitten by a dog. The child was flown by helicopter to Napier Airport where he was transferred to a fixed wing aircraft, and then transferred to Hutt Hospital for further treatment.

PLB Activation in Ruahine Range

8 months ago - Responded to a Rescue Co-ordination NZ request to investigate an emergency locator beacon activation in the Ruahine Range, near the Dead Dog Hut. A male tramper, who was a diabetic sufferer, was found at the Hut with the use of the helicopters’ directional tracking equipment. He had accidently left his insulin behind in his motor-car and was concerned about his blood/sugar levels. After being assessed by the Order of St John Paramedic it was decided the man was well enough to be airlifted back to the car park where his medication could be accessed. The man was dropped at his car after confirming he had located his insulin and was well enough to continue.

Medical Emergency in Mahia

8 months ago - Airlifted a male with cardiac complications from Mahia beach to the Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial Hospital for further investigation and treatment.

PLB Activation in Ruahine Range

8 months ago - Once again responded to a Rescue Co-ordination NZ request to investigate the same emergency locator beacon that was randomly transmitting in the Ruahine Range, near the Dead Dog Hut. The concern was that the male who had been found earlier in the day, had succumbed to further complications. He was found safe and well, and the beacon had inadvertently been reactivated in the back of the motor vehicle.

Medical Emergency in Waipukurau

8 months ago - Responded to a cardiac arrest near the main street of Waipukurau. The helicopter managed to land in adjacent school grounds so Order of St Johns Paramedics could immediately respond to a male who was receiving CPR. Unfortunately the man was declared deceased at the scene.

Bee Sting in Porangahau

8 months ago - The rescue helicopter was responded to Porangahau for male in his 70’s who had been stung by a bee and had breathing problems due to an allergic reaction. He was transported to Hastings Hospital for further treatment.

Hospital Transfer to Wellington

9 months ago - Transported a female in her 60’s with cardiac problems from Hastings Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

Call out to Farm in Putorino

9 months ago - The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm near Putorino for a male in his 60’s with chest pain. He was transported to Hastings Hospital for further treatment.

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