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 

 

Another busy Sunday

15 days ago - Sunday 3rd October
• 1155 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Arygle to a moto-cross rider who had fallen and suffered moderate chest injuries – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 1325 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa, with a flight nurse, to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.
• 1800 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa, with a flight nurse, to retrieve a young child who had fallen whilst playing – the child was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Very busy day for our rescue crew

17 days ago - Friday 1st October
• 0400 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a skid site loading area in a forest near Te Pohue, where a truck driver had been hit by a falling log, sustaining serious injuries, the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 0640 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Putere where a logging truck ran off the road and rolled over. The driver was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with moderate injuries.
• 0850 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a farm location near Eskdale to a quad bike rollover – the driver sustained a moderate chest injury.
• 1115 hours Requested by Air Desk to fly to Waipukurau to connect with a St John Ambulance for handover of a male patient suffering from a heart attack and requiring immediate transfer to Wellington Hospital.

Wellington Cardiac Transfer

19 days ago - Wednesday 29th September
• 1830 hours Requested by Air Desk to await arrival of a St John Ambulance for a helipad handover of a 53 y/o male patient suffering from a heart attack requiring immediate transfer to Wellington Hospital

Tongariro River

22 days ago -
Sunday 26th September
• 1050 hours Tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to the Tongariro River, south of Turangi, where a male kayaker injured his ribs after colliding with rocks. The patient was hover loaded from the river and flown to Taupo Hospital for further assessment and treatment. (Taupo’s Greenlea Helicopter was busy transporting a patient to Waikato Hospital).

MVA and cardiac patient

23 days ago -
Saturday 25th September
• 1130 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Whakaki (near Nuhaka) to an MVA where a female sustained injuries requiring transport to Hawke’s Bay Hospital
• 1325 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Pourerere to a female patient aged in her 70’s with a cardiac complaint.

A busy afternoon for the team

27 days ago - Tuesday 21st September
• 1645 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Te Mata Peak to an accident involving a paraglider – our Intensive Care Paramedic was lowered by winch to retrieve the injured paraglider, who was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 1755 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a farm at Ashley Clinton in Central Hawke’s Bay to a farmer who had fallen incurring shoulder and leg injuries – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Busy Sunday for the crew

29 days ago - Sunday 19th September
• 0815 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital, with a midwife and flight nurse to retrieve a maternity patient.
• 1045 hours Awaited the arrival of a St John Ambulance for a helipad handover of a male patient, aged in his 60’s, with a cardiac complaint requiring transfer to Wellington Hospital for urgent treatment.
• 1456 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital with a doctor and flight Nurse to retrieve a young baby with a medical issue.

Wellington Hospital

30 days ago - Saturday 18th September
• 1320 hours Flew a patient with a cardiac condition, under the supervision of a DHB Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital

Maternity patient and patient in Tiniroto

35 days ago - Monday 13th September
• 0450 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital, with a midwife and flight nurse to retrieve a maternity patient.
• 1145 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Tiniroto to meet a St John Ambulance with a female patient suffering from a stroke – the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital

MVA at Raupunga

37 days ago - Saturday 11th September
• 1839 hours Tasked by Air Desk to respond to an MVA at Ruapunga. When a road ambulance arrived on scene it was determined that helicopter crew assistance was not required so the helicopter was stood down and returned to base.

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