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 

 

Ruahine State Forest PLB activation

8 days ago - 1330 hours Tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to Ruahine State Forest to a PLB activation from a group of young trampers lost in adverse weather conditions. On arrival at the scene the teenage trampers were located down a deep ravine. All trampers were suffering moderate to severe hypothermia. The first two, and the most critical, were retrieved by winch and flown to Palmerston North Hospital, where the helicopter uploaded more fuel and returned to Ruahine Forest to winch out the remaining 2 teenage trampers, and all the backpacks, and flown to Palmerston North hospital.

Mahia to Hawkes Bay Hospital

10 days ago - 1800 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Mahia to a male patient, aged in his 70’s, with a respiratory condition – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Haumoana

13 days ago - 1630 hours At the request of Rescue Coordination Centre and Police flew to the coast line off Haumoana for a report of a person in the water. The person was located and the helicopter remained in close proximity until the person was picked up by boat.

Beacon Activation & Wairoa Hospital

14 days ago - 1200 hours Flew to Wairoa Hospital with a HBDHB ICU Doctor and Flight Nurse to retrieve a female patient, aged in her 30’s, with a medical condition.
1500 hours At the request of Rescue Coordination Centre flew over the vicinity of Hawkes Bay A&P Society’s Showgrounds to investigate a beacon activation. No signs were found of the mysterious beacon.

Motorcycle Accident Lake Tutira

15 days ago - 0955 hours Responded by the Air Desk to a location near Lake Tutira to a motorbike accident, where a 60 y/o motorcyclist sustained chest injuries, he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment..

Cardiac Patient to Wellington

16 days ago - 0430 hours Tasked by HBDHB to fly to Wellington with a 40 y/o male patient with a cardiac condition, accompanied by an ICU Doctor and Flight Nurse.

A busy day for the Crew

23 days ago - • 0845 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porangahau to a male patient with a medical condition, he was flown to Hawke’s bay Hospital.
• 1545 hours At the request of Air Desk flew to Aramoana to a male patient with injuries as a result of an altercation with a bull, he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 1950 hours At the request of HBDHB flew to Wairoa, with a ICU doctor and Flight Nurse, to retrieve a male child with injuries sustained in an MVA, the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 2300 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Wairoa to meet a St John Road Ambulance with a male patient, aged in his 50’s with a cardiac condition, requiring immediate transfer to Wellington. Because of adverse weather arrangements were made to meet the Life Flight Fixed wing air ambulance at Napier Airport for a tarmac handover of the patient to go to Wellington.

Wairoa

24 days ago - • 0320 hours Tasked by HBDHB to fly to Wairoa to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.

MVA in Wairoa, Putere & Transfer of New Born Baby and Mother

25 days ago - • 0350 hours Tasked by HBDHB to fly to Wairoa, with a flight nurse to retrieve a female patient with injuries sustained in an MVA.
• 1220 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Putere, sadly the patient was found to be dead on arrival.
• 1740 hours Tasked by HBDHB to fly to Wairoa with a midwife to a new born baby. The baby and new mum were flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Burns Patient & Porangahau

26 days ago - • 0300 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Wairoa to a female patient, aged in her 50’s, with burns as a result of a chemical spill, she was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.
• 1915 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porangahau to a male patient with injuries as a result of a fall, he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.

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