Mission Log

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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 

 

Hospital transfers

22 days ago - Monday 3rd January
• 0002 hours At the request of DHB transported a 50 y/o female with a cardiac condition, accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital.
• 0130 hours On the return journey from Wellington transported a 56 y/o male patient back to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 1600 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa, with a doctor and Flight nurse, to a young patient with injuries from a MBA.

Looking after the HB Community

23 days ago - Sunday 2nd January
• 0740 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Waipukurua to meet a St John Ambulance with a male patient suffering from a heart attack and requiring immediate transfer to Wellington Hospital.
• 1130 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Eskdale Mountain Bike Park to a teenage male mountain-biker with a dislocated hip.
• 1250 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa, with a Doctor and Flight Nurse to retrieve a female patient with a cardiac complaint.

Two missions to Wairoa

24 days ago - Saturday 1st January
• 0040 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Wairoa to a male patient with burns.
• 2015 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa, with a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to retrieve a patient with injuries sustained in a motor bike accident.

Busy summer season

25 days ago - Friday 31st December
• 1430 hours Requested by DHB to fly a male patient suffering a stroke, and accompanied by a DHB flight team, to Wellington Hospital.
• 1930 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Putorino to a teenage boy with a broken leg.
• 2200 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a young child with a broken arm.

Very sad accident in Turangi

26 days ago - Thursday 30th December
• 1849 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a motor bike accident at Turangi – sadly, the motor cyclist had passed away before our arrival.

Patient with stroke like symptoms before a river search in the Manawatu

27 days ago - Wednesday 29th December
• 0839 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Mohaka township to a 59 y/o male with stroke like symptoms.
• 1453 hours Tasked by Air Desk to an MVA, but soon after take-off the helicopter was stood down when reports from the scene indicated no requirement for the helicopter.
• 1520 hours Tasked by Police to Awapuni (Palmerston North) to conduct a search over the Manawatu River for a report of 2 missing persons, the crew searched unsuccessfully. (The Palmerston North Helicopter was busy on a pre-hospital mission).

Very busy Tuesday

28 days ago - Tuesday 28th December
• 0415 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Tuai, with a LMC (lead maternity carer) to a female patient in labour.
• 1150 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porangahau to a 53 y/o male involved in a motor bike accident.
• 1320 hours Tasked by Police to Porangahau to a report of swimmers in the water, upon arrival the father and son where back on dry land, but father and son were flown to Hawke’s bay Hospital for observation after their ordeal.

Te Haroto

29 days ago - Monday 27th December
• 2200 hours Tasked by Air Desk to an incident at Te Haroto where a male patient sustained gun-shot injuries.

Christmas Day

31 days ago - Saturday 25th December
• 1530 hours Tasked by Air Desk to respond to Turangi to a 19 y/o male victim of an assault – the patient was flown to Waikato Hospital.

Christmas Eve

32 days ago - Friday 24th December
• 1020 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a DHB Flight team to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.
• 1525 hours Requested by DHB to fly a male patient with a cardiac condition to Wellington, accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse.

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