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 Wednesday for the crew

34 days ago - Wednesday 22nd December
• 1024 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a DHB Flight team to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.
• 1420 hours Tasked by Air Desk to meet a St John Road Ambulance in Puketapu to receive a handover of a male patient with a cardiac condition requiring immediate transfer to Wellington Hospital.
• 1845 hours Requested by DHB to fly a young child to Wellington, accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse.

Wairoa Transfers

35 days ago - Tuesday 21st December
• 1320 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a DHB Flight team to retrieve a male patient with a head injury.
• 2215 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a DHB Flight team to retrieve a male patient with a medical condition.

A busy afternoon for the crew

36 days ago - Monday 20th December
• 1330 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a DHB flight team to retrieve a male patient with injuries from a motor bike accident.
• 1715 hours Flew to Napier Airport, to meet a St John Road Ambulance with a patient suffering severe burns and requiring immediate transport to the burns unit at Hutt Hospital.

A very big Sunday for the crew

37 days ago - Sunday 19th December
• 0300 hours Requested by DHB to fly a female patient, with birth of her baby imminent, through to Auckland Hospital.
• 1415 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a report of an MVA with multiple patients in Central Hawke’s Bay – when other emergency services arrived on scene it was determined the helicopter was not required so helicopter returned to base.
• 1530 hours Requested by DHB to fly a maternity patient, and hospital staff, to Napier Airport to be flown to Wellington in a Fixed wing aeroplane (weather in Wellington was unsuitable for the helicopter and all St John road ambulances were busy delaying the connection with the fixed wing).
• 1715 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Ngaruroro River near Fernhill Bridge to uplift a female patient with a fractured ankle as a result of a fall.
• 1900 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Ruapunga to a motorcycle accident where a 27 y/o male sustained a critical head injury – he was flown directly to the major trauma facility at Waikato Hospital.

Wairoa Transfer

40 days ago - Thursday 16th December
• 1615 hours Requested by DHB to fly to Wairoa, with a doctor and flight nurse, to retrieve an elderly male patient with a medical condition.

Spinal injury patient

45 days ago - Saturday 11th December
• 2218 hours Requested by Air Desk to meet a St John Road Ambulance at our helipad, for handover of a male patient with spinal injuries as a result of an accident at Napier Speedway – the patient was flown to Taupo Airport for handover to another SRSL Helicopter (with IFR capability) to fly the patient to Middlemore Hospital.

A very sad Friday

46 days ago - Friday 10th December
• 1540 hours Tasked by Police to a report of a child in the water off Marine Parade requiring a wet winch rescue – sadly, upon arrival at the scene the child was on land and deceased.
• 1644 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa, with a flight team from the hospital, to retrieve a male patient with a medical condition.

Stroke like Symptoms in Ormondville

48 days ago - Wednesday 8th December
• 0939 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Ormondville to a 55 y/o male with stroke like symptoms – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up.

Mahia Patient

50 days ago - Monday 6th December
• 1220 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Mahia to a male patient with a serious medical condition – the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up assessment and treatment.

Porangahau

52 days ago - Saturday 4th December
• 0930 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porangahau to a male patient, aged in his 50’s, with a serious respiratory condition – he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up assessment and treatment.

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