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 

 

Mountain bike and motor-cross accidents

51 days ago - Saturday 7th May
• 1025 hours Tasked by Air Desk to the mountain bike park at Eskdale to a mountain biker with injuries suffered in a fall – the cyclist was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital
• 1420 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Argyll to a motor-cross rider with rib and shoulder injuries sustained in a fall. He was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

MVA in Aramoana

53 days ago - Thursday 5th May
• 1624 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Aramoana to an MVA where a male patient aged in his 30’s sustained moderate injuries – the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Farm bike accident and head injury

54 days ago - Wednesday 4th May
• 1215 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Kahuranaki to a farm bike accident at an inaccessible location on the farm, where the occupants were trapped in vehicle requiring extraction by local Fire Service. Once freed from the vehicle the occupant was winched out and flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with serious injuries. (Because our helicopter was required for an urgent patient transfer to Wellington the Palmerston North helicopter was called to assist with recovery of the fire crews and their equipment).
• 1500 hours Requested by DHB for an urgent transfer of a patient with a serious head injury to Wellington Hospital.

Assistance for Tairawhiti Rescue Helicopter

58 days ago - Saturday 30th April
• 1115 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Gisborne Hospital (Tairawhiti Rescue Helicopter was busy on another mission) to transfer an elderly female patient with a cardiac condition, through to Waikato Hospital.

Wellington medical transfer

59 days ago - Friday 29th April
• 0950 hours Tasked by DHB to transfer a female patient with a cardiac condition, accompanied by Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital

Wairoa medical transfer

2 months ago - Monday 25th April
• 2100 hours Tasked by DHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital, with a DHB flight team, to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.

Beach motorbike collision

2 months ago - Sunday 24th April
• 1230 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Blackhead Beach where 2 teenage boys on motor bikes on beach ran in to each other. One of the boys was flown to Hawke’s Bay hospital with lacerations and possible concussion.

Suspected emergency in Puketitiri

2 months ago - Saturday 23rd April
• 1700 hours Tasked by Police to conduct a search for a suspected emergency in the vicinity of Puketitiri– the helicopter turned back when it was found to be a false alarm.

Wairoa medical transfer

2 months ago - Friday 22nd April
• 1000 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa Hospital, with a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to retrieve a male patient, aged in his 70’s, with a medical condition.

Wairoa to Waipawa

2 months ago - Thursday 21st April
• 1100 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waipawa to a male patient, aged in his 60’s, with a medical condition – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 1955 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa Hospital, with a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to retrieve a female patient, aged in her 60’s, with a cardiac condition.

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