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 

 

Wairoa Stroke Patient

4 months ago - Wednesday 20 December
0700 The rescue helicopter was responded to Wairoa to meet St John Ambulance with an 80 year old female who had a stroke. She was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Search and Rescue for pair lost in the Urewera Ranges.

4 months ago - Tuesday 19 December
1230 Flew into Urewera Ranges to retrieve a father and son who were overdue from a tramp. The pair have been missing since Sunday night, and were found by LandSAR searchers. The father was unable to walk due to an ankle injury. Father and son were both retrieved by winch from very steep terrain and were transported to the DOC Visitor Centre at Lake Waikaremoana.

Lake Tutira

4 months ago - Monday 18 December
1430 The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm house inland from Lake Tutira for a male patient in his 70’s with a medical condition; he was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

PLB Activation after quad bike accident

4 months ago - Sunday 17 December
1100 The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm inland from Wairoa by the Rescue Coordination Centre for a PLB (personal locator beacon) activation. A 62 year old male sustained pelvis and abdominal injuries from a quad bike that rolled down a steep hill. He was winched into the helicopter and was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Broken ankle for 47 YO and young child with breathing difficulties

4 months ago - Saturday 16 December
0130 The rescue helicopter was responded to Porangahau for a 47 year old female who sustained a fracture/dislocation of her ankle in an accident at home. She was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

2100 The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm house at Elsthorpe for a 2 year old male with breathing difficulties, he was transported to Hawke’s bay Hospital for further treatment.

ICU Wellington Hospital Transfer

4 months ago - Friday 15 December
0930 Transported a female patient from ICU at Wellington Hospital back to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Te Mata Peak Winch for young woman

4 months ago - Thursday 14 December
1145 The rescue helicopter was responded to Te Mata Peak for a young woman who fell from her mountain bike and sustained leg injuries. A paramedic was winched into the tall trees to retrieve the patient. She was then transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Two trips to Wairoa to bring patients back to Hawke's Bay Hospital

4 months ago - Monday 11 December
1000 Transported a patient who was in early stages of labour from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

1900 Tasked to Wairoa to meet St John’s ambulance to pick up a teenage male with a medical condition to be transported back to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Waimarama

4 months ago - Sunday 10 December 15:30 Called to Waimarama for a boy who was thought to be drowning. When the helicopter arrived the boy had been safely removed from the water, he was assessed by a St John Intensive Care Paramedic who determined that transport was not necessary.

A Busy Saturday for the Rescue Chopper!

4 months ago - Saturday 9 December

1040 Responded to a farm west of Porangahau for a 57 year old male that sustained leg injuries from a quad bike that rolled over onto him on farm land. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

1230 Responded to a wool shed at a farm at Omakere for a 49 year old male who sustained head injuries and minor burns from an electric shock whilst shearing sheep. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

1400 Responded to Mahia for a 58 year old male who sustained a dislocated hip from a minor fall at home. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

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