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 Saturday for the crew

53 days ago - Saturday 8th February
1130 hours At the request of Police the rescue helicopter responded to search and retrieve a female person swimming off Bay View.
1800 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Takapau in Central Hawkes Bay to a male patient with a severe hand injury as a result of using a wood splitter – the patient was flown directly to Hutt Hospital for follow up treatment.

Pourere Beach for a 4x4 rollover

54 days ago - Friday 7th February
1545 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Pourere Beach to a 42 y/o male patient with head injuries as a result of a 4x4 rollover on Pourere Beach, the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Cardiac Patient to Wellington

55 days ago - Thursday 6th February
1130 hours Tasked by Hawkes Bay Hospital to transport a male patient, aged in his 60’s, with a cardiac condition to Wellington Hospital.

Rescue from cruise ship east of Gisborne

56 days ago - Wednesday 5th February
0345 hours Tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre to retrieve a male crewman, suffering a stroke, from the Maasdam Cruise Ship which was sailing from Tauranga to Napier. The helicopter intercepted the cruise ship due east of Gisborne. An Intensive Care Paramedic was lowered by winch on toe the deck of the cruise ship, to “package” the patient for winch extraction to the helicopter. The Filipino crewman was flown to Hawkes Bay hospital for follow up assessment and treatment.

Car accident resulting in spinal injuries

58 days ago - Monday 3rd February
1630 hours tasked by the Air Desk to Mahia to a single vehicle accident with the driver trapped in the car, requiring cut-out by Fire & Emergency. The male patient, with spinal injuries, was flown to Middlemore Hospital.

Allergic Reaction

59 days ago - Sunday 2nd February
1400 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Mahia to a patient suffering an allergic reaction to a bee sting – the helicopter was stood down en-route once the patient had been assessed by a St John road ambulance crew.

Cardiac Patient

60 days ago - Saturday 1st February
1400 hours Tasked by DHB to transport a 69 y/o male to Wellington Hospital for advanced cardiac treatment

Near Drowning

2 months ago - Friday 31st January
1630 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Kairakau Beach to a young child who had a near drowning experience – the child was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
1800 hours Tasked by DHB to Wairoa Hospital to a retrieve male patient with a serious head injury

Mahia Transfer for a child and Mountain Bike accident at Eskdale

2 months ago - Thursday 30th January
1700 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Mahia to a 2 y/o child suffering a laceration to a foot – the child was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.
2000 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Eskdale Mountain Bike park to a male cyclist suffering concussion as a result of a fall from his bike – following a winch retrieval he was flown to Hakes Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.

Wellington Transfer

2 months ago - Wednesday 29th January
1500 hours tasked by Air Desk to transfer a male patient from a St John Ambulance directly to Wellington Hospital for advanced cardiac treatment

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