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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 

 

Quad bike rollover and a medical condition

16 months ago - Monday 27th February
• 0008 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Rissington to a 64 y/o male patient with a medical condition, he was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
• 1224 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Te Pohue to a quad bike rollover. A 57 y/o female was found to be suffering with concussion, spinal and pelvic injuries, she was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Fractured leg

16 months ago - Sunday 26th February
• 2220 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Wairoa to meet a St John Ambulance with a patient with a fractured leg.

Two medical transfers from Patoka

16 months ago - Saturday 25th February
• 1209 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Patoka to a 29 y/o female patient with a medical condition, she was flown to Hastings Hospital for follow up assessment and treatment.
• 1412 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Patoka to a 63 y/o male patient complaining of chest pain, he was flown to Hastings Hospital for follow up assessment and treatment.

Welfare check

16 months ago - Friday 24th February
• 1754 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Aropaonui Valley (north west of Lake Tutira) to do a welfare check. The farmer was OK and wanted to remain at home, but did need some follow up prescription medications, which was organised through his own GP.

Wairoa medical transfer and a diabetic episode

16 months ago - Wednesday 22nd February
• 1127 hours At the request of hospital flew to Wairoa with a Doctor and Flight Nurse to retrieve a 32 y/o male patient with a medical condition.
• 1742 hours tasked by Air Desk to Pourerere Beach to a male patient suffering from a diabetic episode, the patient refused transported and elected to remain at home.

Cardiac transfer from Wairoa

16 months ago - Tuesday 21st February
• 1200 hours At the request of hospital flew to Wairoa with a Flight Nurse to retrieve a60 y/o female patient with a cardiac condition requiring transfer to Wellington. The patient was flown to Napier Airport to continue the trip to Wellington on a fixed wing air ambulance.

Missing person, hospital transfer, near drowning and a dislocated elbow

16 months ago - Monday 20th February
• 0400 hours Tasked by Police and Air Desk to Kuripapapango to search for a missing person, the search was unsuccessful.
• 0730 hours At the request of Hospital transferred a 46 y/o patient with a head injury, to Wellington, the patient was accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse.
• 1610 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waimarama to a 24 y/o male after a near drowning experience, the patient was in a critical condition and was flown to Hastings Hospital for continuing treatment.
• 1900 hours At the request of hospital flew to Wairoa with a Flight Nurse and our Critical Care Paramedic to retrieve a 16 y/o male with a dislocated elbow following a scooter incident.

Cyclone Gabrielle

16 months ago - Due to Cyclone Gabrielle unfortunately it is not possible to provide the usual breakdown of missions. There were multiple helicopters operating in the area and were swapped around the bases as part of the SRSL operating group, so at times our crew were operating in an out of area helicopter.

We have estimated the Hawke’s Bay based crew flew at least 19 missions around Hawke’s Bay, some of the missions were multiple patient retrievals, and/or welfare checks, as well as the usual pre-hospital retrievals and inter hospital transfers.

Wairoa medical transfer

17 months ago - Sunday 12th February
• 1530 hours At the request of hospital, flew to Wairoa with a Doctor and flight Nurse to retrieve a 74 y/o male patient with a medical condition.

Post-surgery transfer, Wairoa transfer and deceased diver

17 months ago - Saturday 11th February
• 1600 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Pourerere beach, upon arrival a male diver who had been found floating face down in the water was confirmed to be deceased.
• 1830 hours At the request of the hospital flew to Wairoa to return a post-surgery patient to Wairoa. On the return journey a 66 y/o female patient with a medical condition was brought to Hastings Hospital.

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