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 

 

Helicopter Crash on Ngamatea Station

4 months ago - Thursday 14 June
10:00 We were tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to a helicopter crash on Ngamatea station, south east of Lake Taupo. Rescue Helicopters were despatched from Taupo, Hastings and Palmerston North. The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter transported a male patient with multiple critical injuries to Hawkes Bay Hospital, whilst the Greenlea helicopter from Taupo and the Palmerston North Helicopters each transported another patient each back to Hawkes Bay Hospital. Two other passengers from the helicopter crash were assessed by Paramedics and did not require transport to hospital.

Dislocated Hip

4 months ago - Monday 11 June
1350 Transported a male patient with a dislocated hip from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

MVA and Hospital Transfers

5 months ago - Saturday 9 June
1200 Transported a female patient with a medical condition from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

1430 Responded to Waipukarau for an MVA - car versus tree. Helicopters from Hastings and Palmerston North were co-responded to the accident, because of multiple patients. Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter transported a teenage female patient with moderate injuries and the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter transported a male patient, in his 50’s with multiple serious injuries. Both patients were transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

1700 Transported a female patient with cardiac problems from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Motor Vehicle Accident

5 months ago - Friday 8 June
1640 Responded to Taihape for a MVA (motor vehicle accident) where three patients were involved in a ute rolled down a bank. We transported a 14yo female patient to Palmerston North Hospital.

Two Patients with Chest Pain

5 months ago - Friday 1 June
1030 Transported a male patient with chest pain from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
1240 The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm house at Omakere for a 52 year old male with chest pain, he was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Porangahau Mission

5 months ago - Tuesday 29th May
1930 Flew to Porangahau for a female patient in her 60’s with a medical complaint – she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment
2300 Tasked to Hunterville for a car accident, but had to turn back due to weather.

A busy Saturday for the Rescue Heli.

5 months ago - Saturday 26th May.
1245 - The rescue helicopter was tasked to Poraiti to attend a male patient in his 70’s, who had fallen from a mountain bike suffering moderate head and rib injuries. Because of the inaccessible location the helicopter was required. The mountain biker was initially treated at the scene, but a St John Intensive Care Paramedic before transporting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

1930 - The rescue helicopter flew to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition, requiring transporting to Hawkes Bay Hospital.

Wairoa Hospital Transfer

5 months ago - Thursday 24th May
Tasked to Wairoa Hospital to transport a female patient, in her 60’s, with head injury – she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Stroke Patient

5 months ago - Saturday 19th May
1700 Flew to Wairoa to pick up a 71yo female who was suffering from a stroke

Facial Injuries in a rural address at Ruakutiri

5 months ago - Thursday 17th May
0800 The Rescue Helicopter responded to a farm address at Ruakutiri to a 46 y.o. male truck driver who was loading cattle on to a stock truck, when a cattle beast crashed a gate in the yards in to the face of the truck driver. The truck driver was suffering facial injuries, he was transported to Gisborne Hospital for assessment and treatment.

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