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 

 

Two year old with head injury

14 months ago - Thursday 12th April
• 0900 hours – flew to Wairoa to retrieve an 87 y.o. male with a dislocated hip – he was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment.
• 1330 hours – the rescue helicopter was called to Ruakutiri in northern Hawke’s Bay to attend to a 2 y.o. female suffering from a head injury incurred when she climbed on farm gate and fell – the young child was transported to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further assessment.

Wairoa transfer and Mahia pick up

14 months ago - Tuesday 10th April
• 0845 hours – Flew to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a 44 y.o female who had a cardiac event – she was transported to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment.
• 1515 hours – the rescue helicopter was tasked to Mahia for a 58 y.o. male with a dislocated hip – he was flown to Hawkes Bay hospital for further treatment

Wellington Transfers!

14 months ago - Monday 9th April
• 0600 hours - Transported a 58 y.o. male, with an acute medical condition, from Hawkes Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital. On the return journey brought a 76 y.o. female from Wellington to Hawkes Bay Hospital.
• 1330 hours – back to Wellington again, with a 69 y.o. female patient with a cardiac condition.


A very busy Sunday for the chopper

14 months ago - Sunday 01 April
Time = 11:30 a.m.
The Rescue Helicopter was called to Waipataki Beach to a male in his mid 70’s who had a cardiac arrest – he was transported to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Time = 3:00 p.m.
The Helicopter was tasked to a rural location at Mangaorapa in Southern Hawke’s Bay to a male child who had fallen from a farm bike – he was assessed at the scene by Paramedics from St John, and transport was not necessary.

Time = 5:00 p.m.
The Helicopter was called again to Southern Hawke’s Bay – this time to Blackhead Beach to a 36 y.o. male who dislocated his shoulder – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Porangahau emergency pick up

14 months ago - Saturday 31 March
1030 The rescue helicopter was responded to a camp ground at Porangahau for a 61 year old male who had a medical problem. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Dessert road car accident

14 months ago - Friday 30 March
1530 The rescue helicopter was responded to a car accident, on the Dessert Road where a tanker truck collided with a car and a 30 year old female who sustained face / head and neck injuries. She was transported to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

Car accident at Te Haroto.

14 months ago - Thursday 29 March
1650 The rescue helicopter was responded to a car accident at Te Haroto on the Napier - Taupo road for a 26 year old female who sustained chest and neck injuries. She was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

A hospital transfer and pick up from a rural tramping hut.

14 months ago - Wednesday 28 Marc
1000 Transported a 24 y.o. female with breathing problems from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay hospital.

1630 The rescue helicopter was responded to Sandy Bay Hut at Lake Waikareiti, near Lake Waikaremoana for a 75 year old male hunter with an ankle injury and was unable to walk out of the bush. He was transported to Wairoa Hospital for further treatment.

PLB Activation

14 months ago - Tuesday 27 March
1215 The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to investigate a PLB (personal locator beacon) activation near Putorino on the road between Napier and Wairoa. The helicopter used a direction finder to locate the beacon, and found a 58 y.o. male who was doing pest control in the area. He climbed over a fence, tripped and fell and fractured his leg, but managed to activate his PLB. He was down in a steep and inaccessible gully which required a winch extraction of the patient and paramedic. Once extracted the patient was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Wairoa Pregnancy Complication

14 months ago - Monday 26 March
0645 Transported a 23 y.o. female patient with pregnancy complications from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

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