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 

 

A busy Sunday for the team

41 days ago - Sunday 9th August
1245 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a bush location east of Taupo to a female tramper, who fell and sustained a serious leg injury – the patient was winched out of the bush then flown to Taupo Hospital.
2330 hours Tasked by DHB to fly to Wairoa, with a flight nurse, to retrieve a male patient, aged in his 70’s, with a medical problem.

Truck accident at Te Pohue

42 days ago - Saturday 8th August
1000 hours Tasked by Air Desk to SH-5, north of Te Pohue, where a truck had run off the road and the driver was trapped in the cabin of the truck. When the driver was eventually freed after a long period of entrapment a decision was made that it was in the patient’s best interests for our Intensive Care Paramedic to transport the patient by road ambulance to Hawkes Bay Hospital.

Two hospital transfers for the crew

46 days ago - Tuesday 4th August
0330 hours Attempted to fly to Wairoa Hospital, with an ICU Doctor and Flight nurse to retrieve a patient but heavy fog meant the helicopter turned back to base.
1300 hours Tasked by DHB to transport a male patient, aged in his 70’s with a cardiac issue, accompanied by and ICU Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital.

Wairoa Hospital

47 days ago - Monday 3rd August
1115 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa Hospital, with a flight nurse, to retrieve a female patient, aged in her 40’s, with a medical condition.

Whakapapa Ski Field

49 days ago - Saturday 1st August
• 1300 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Whakapapa Ski Field to attend an incident, which was a two helicopter response, where two skiers had fallen down a bank and both sustained injuries from the fall. Greenlea Rescue Helicopter from Taupo transported a female patient to Rotorua Hospital and the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter transported a male patient to Taupo hospital.

Two hospital transfers for patients in need of specialist care

51 days ago - Thursday 30th July
• 1330 hours At the request of HBDHB flew to Wellington Hospital with a male patient, aged in his 70’s with a cardiac condition, he was accompanied by an ICU Doctor and a flight nurse.
• 1800 hours Tasked by HBDHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.

Wairoa Hospital Transfer

54 days ago - Monday 27th July
• 0330 hours At the request of HBDHB flew to Wairoa Hospital with a flight nurse to retrieve a female patient, aged in her 50’s, with a medical condition. She was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

A number of missions for our busy crew.

55 days ago - Sunday 26th July
• 0500 hours At the request of DHB flew a female patient with a medical condition from Hawkes Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital. The patient was accompanied by an ICU Doctor and Flight Nurse.
• 1020 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Te Mata Peak Park where a female patient, was assessed as having a cardiac condition requiring direct transfer to Wellington Hospital.
• 1450 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Raetihi in the central North Island to an elderly female patient who had a fall – she was flown to Whanganui Hospital.

The start of a busy weekend for the crew.

56 days ago - Saturday 25th July
• 1600 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Whakapapa to a female patient with injuries sustained whilst snow-boarding – she was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.
• 2315 hours Tasked by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a Doctor and Nurse to transport a child with burns from Wairoa Hospital to Hutt Hospital.

Poriati for a patient with a leg injury

58 days ago - Thursday 23rd July
• 2230 hours Tasked by Air Desk to location near Poriati to a female patient, aged in her 30’s, with a leg injury, she was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for follow up assessment.

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