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 

 

Hospital Transfer from Wairoa

49 days ago - Thursday 20th October
• 1945 hours At the request of hospital flew to Wairoa with a Doctor and Flight Nurse with a 59 y/o female to transport the end of life patient to be nearer to her family

Morning, afternoon and night missions

51 days ago - Tuesday 18th October
• 0930 hours At the request of the hospital transported a 17 y/o female patient from the Psych unit at Hawke’s Bay Hospital to the special care unit at Keneperu Hospital in Wellington.
• 1500 hours At the request of hospital flew to Wairoa with a doctor and Flight Nurse to retrieve a 20 y/o female patient with a medical condition.
• 1930 hours At the request of Police flew to Aramoana to a report of a fisherman who had drowned, sadly the man had deceased before our arrival, and the body had been recovered by a nearby fisherman.

Cardiac condition and a fall from a balcony

52 days ago - Monday 17th October
• 0655 hours Tasked by Air Desk to fly to Eskdale to meet a St John road ambulance with a 59 y/o male patient with a cardiac condition requiring transport direct to Wellington Hospital
• 2210 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waimarama to a report of a person having fallen from a balcony, the helicopter was stood down en route when advised that we were not required.

Cardiac transfer, pregnancy complications and a broken arm

53 days ago - Sunday 16th October
• 0900 hours At the request of the hospital flew a 54 y/o male patient suffering from a heart attack, accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital.
• 1300 hours At the request of the hospital flew to Wairoa with a flight nurse and midwife, to retrieve a 35 y/o female with pregnancy complications.
• 1700 hours At the request of the hospital flew to Wairoa, with a flight nurse and our Critical Care Flight Paramedic to retrieve a 5 y/o boy with a fractured arm, as a result of a fall at home.

Cardiac patient transfer to Wellington Hospital

55 days ago - Friday 14th October
• 1400 hours At the request of the hospital flew a 66 y/o male patient suffering from a heart attack, accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital.

Cardiac patient transfer to Wellington Hospital

58 days ago - Tuesday 11th October
• 1550 hours At the request of the hospital flew a 67 y/o male patient suffering from a heart attack, accompanied by a Doctor and Flight Nurse, to Wellington Hospital.

Fall from moving vehicle

59 days ago - Monday 10th October
• 1952 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Waimarama to an incident where 2 males fell from a moving vehicle. One patient was deceased, the second patient a 36 y/o male suffered a serious head injury so was flown directly to Wellington Hospital.

A big day for the crew

2 months ago - Sunday 9th October
• 0520 hours At the request of the hospital flew to Wairoa Hospital with a midwife and flight nurse to a 22 y/o female with birthing complications.
• 1130 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Tukino Medical Centre at Mt Ruapehu to a 22 y/o male skier suffering facial and neck injuries from a skiing accident – the patient was flown to Waikato Hospital
• 1459 hours Whilst on the return from Waikato Hospital tasked by Air Desk to return to Tukino, where a 64 y/o female skier suffered an injury, she was accessed as having a sprained ankle not requiring transport so the helicopter and crew returned to Hastings.
• 2052 hours Tasked by Air Desk to a report of an MVA at Blackhead, the helicopter responded to the area but couldn’t locate the reported MVA so Police instructed the helicopter to stand down and return to base.

Transfer to Wellington Hospital

2 months ago - Friday 7th October
• 1720 hours Tasked by Air Desk to await a helipad handover of a male patient aged in his 60’s who initially self-presented to Hastings Health Centre where he was diagnosed to have suffered a heart attack requiring immediate transfer to Wellington Hospital. A road ambulance transported the patient from the health centre to the helipad

Fall at building site

2 months ago - Thursday 6th October
• 1339 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Aramoana to a 24 y/o male who fell from scaffolding at a building site – the patient’s injuries included and open fracture of his arm, he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for treatment.

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