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 

 

Wairoa Motorbike vs Car Accident & Mohaka

36 days ago - • 0815 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Wairoa to an accident, car versus motorbike, where the motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries – she was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
• 1055 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Mohaka township where a female patient had fallen and sustained injuries, she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Tangoio Truck Accident

38 days ago - • 1900 hours Tasked by Air Desk to an accident on SH-2 near Tangoio where a truck had run off the road and the driver was trapped in the truck. Once the driver had been extracted by the Fire Service and our Paramedic he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

PLB Activation & MVA at Porangahau

39 days ago - • 0545 hours Tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to investigate a PLB (personal locator beacon) activation near Kuripapango. Adverse weather and limited visibility forced the helicopter to turn back.
• 1800 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porongahau to an MVA, where a female patient sustained spinal injuries, she was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Waikoau

40 days ago - • 1215 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waikoau (near Tutira) to a male patient, aged in his 70’s, complaining of chest pain – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Tongariro National Park , MVA at Tokaanu, Wairoa

41 days ago - • 1045 hours Requested by Air Desk to fly to Tongariro National Park to a 45y/o female suffering from a stroke – she was flown to Waikato Hospital.
• 1430 hours Whilst on the return journey from Waikato requested by Air Desk to divert to Tokaanu to an MVA. The Helicopter transported a teenage female patient to Rotorua Hospital.
• 1950 hours Requested by HBDHB to fly to Wairoa with an ICU doctor and Flight Nurse to retrieve and 18 y/o male patient with back injuries - he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital

Wairoa

43 days ago - • 0130 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa, but because of adverse weather the helicopter turned back about half way to Wairoa.
• 1025 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Wairoa to meet a road ambulance with a male patient, aged in his 40’s, with a fractured leg – the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Farm Machinery Accident Puketitiri

44 days ago - • 0900 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Puketitiri to a male, aged in his 50’s, with internal injuries resulting from an accident with farm machinery, because of the nature of his injuries he has flown directly to Waikato Hospital.

Boys Stranded by Tide on Red Rock Waimarama

45 days ago - • 1915 hours Called by Police to Waimarama to assist 2 teenage boys stranded on Red Rock because of the incoming tide, the boys were hover-loaded by the helicopter and flown to waiting family and friends at Waimarama Beach.

Busy Day

47 days ago - • 0200 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porangahau to a medical event – the helicopter was stood down en route when it was decided road ambulance transport was appropriate.
• 0745 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waipukurau to a male patient in his 70’s with a medical condition. The weather closed in whilst the helicopter was attending the patient. The patient was transported by road ambulance, with our Intensive Care Paramedic caring for the patient. The pilot and crewman waited approx. 1 hour for the weather to clear, before returning to Base
• 1050 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Pourerere to a motor bike accident on the beach where an 18y/o female sustained multiple fractures – she was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Waipukurau Farm Accident

48 days ago - • 1130 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a farm location in Waipukurau to a quad bike accident. Sadly the person was deceased at the scene.

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