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 

 

Fall in Mahia

5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter was responded to Mahia for a 65 year old male who had fallen 4 metres from a deck on his house and sustained a fractured ankle and wrist. He was transported to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital for further treatment.

Fall from a Horse

5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter was responded to Ongaonga, to airlift a 25-year-old female from Essex, England. She had sustained hip and pelvic injuries following a fall from her horse. She was flown to HB Regional Hospital for further treatment.

A busy Sunday for the crew

- Sunday 26th January
1215 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Emerald Lake on the Tongariro Crossing to a 25 y/o female who had fallen and injured a leg – she was flown to Rotorua Hospital.
1915 hours tasked by Air Desk to Turangi to a male patient aged in his 70’s, who had fallen – he was flown to Waikato Hospital.

Waipukurau mission and 3 year old from Wairoa.

- Wednesday 29th April
• 0815 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waipukurau aerodrome to meet a road ambulance with a male patient, aged in his 80’s, suffering from a stroke.
• 1630 hours At request of DHB flew to Wairoa to retrieve a 3 y/o child with a broken arm as a result of a fall – the young child was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.

Busy Tuesday for the Team

- Tuesday 8th October
0730 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porongahau for a female patient with a medical condition – the patient had passed away before arrival of the helicopter.
1030 hours flew a male patient, aged in his 70’s, with a cardiac condition directly to Wellington Hospital
1530 hours tasked by Air Desk to Pourerere to a male patient aged in his 20’s, with a hand injury as a result of entanglement in a boat winch – he was flown to Hawkes’ Bay Hospital for follow up treatment

Another busy Summer Sunday for the team

- Sunday 29th December
• 0800 hours Flew to Wairoa to meet a St John Ambulance with a male patient, aged in his 70’s who had suffered a stroke, he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up assessment and traetment
• 1500 hours Flew to Wairoa Hospital with a DHB flight team to retrieve a young child who suffered a near drowning, she was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.
• 1900 hours Tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to conduct a search south of Mahia Peninsula for a reported man overboard from the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel, after searching unsuccessfully for 1 ½ hours our helicopter returned to base

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