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 

 

Accident removing willow trees in Herbertville

4 years ago - Wednesday 20th May
• 1300 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Herbertville to a farm address where a private contractor was removing willow trees when a large branch fell on him, resulting in abdominal injuries. The male patient aged in his 40’s was flown to Palmerston North Hospital for follow up treatment.

Patient with Sepsis

4 years ago - Sunday 17th May
• 1030 hours At the request of DHB flew to Napier Airport to uplift a Doctor and Nurse to fly to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a male patient suffering from sepsis. (because of adverse weather the fixed wing air ambulance could not complete the mission).

Another accident at Te Pohue

4 years ago - Saturday 16th May
• 1300 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Wairoa to a female patient, aged in her 50’s, who had fallen from a motorbike sustaining back and pelvic injuries – she was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.
• 1520 hours Tasked by Air Desk to SH-5 at Te Pohue (same location as incident on 13th May) for a two car collision. Two patients were deceased at the scene and the helicopter transported a female patient, in a critical condition, to Hawkes Bay Hospital.

Wairoa Hospital Transfers

4 years ago - Thursday 14th May
• 0830 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Wairoa to a patient with a medical condition. Wairoa based St John Ambulance treated the patient which meant the helicopter was not required and was stood down en route.
• 1335 hours At the request of DHB flew a Doctor and Nurse to Wairoa to retrieve a male patient, in his 50’s, with a chest infection.

Car Accident at Te Pohue

4 years ago - Wednesday 13th May
• 0900 hours Tasked by Air Desk to SH-5 at Te Pohue to an incident where a single vehicle skidded off the road and in to an adjacent paddock. The single male occupant sustained lacerations and abrasions, he was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up assessment and treatment.
• 2000 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Porongahau to a child with abdominal pains – adverse weather prevented the helicopter reaching the destination.

Cardiac Patient

4 years ago - Monday 11th May
• 1400 hours At the request of DHB flew a Doctor and Nurse to Wairoa to retrieve a male patient with a cardiac condition – the patient was flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for follow up.

A busy Sunday for the team

4 years ago - Sunday 10th May
• 0445 hours At the request of DHB flew to Wairoa to retrieve a male patient aged in his 20’s with a head injury, as a result of a motor bike accident.
• 1315 hours Tasked by Air Desk to Takapau to an elderly patient with a medical condition – the patient was flown to Hawkes Bay Hospital for follow up treatment.
• 1730 hours At the request of DHB transferred a female child, with burns from a hot cup of tea, to Hutt Hospital.

Cardiac Patient

4 years ago - Saturday 9th May
• 1645 hours At the request of DHB transported a 68 y/o male patient with a cardiac condition, accompanied by ICU Doctor and Flight Nurse to Wellington Hospital

A busy Friday for the crew

4 years ago - Friday 8th May
• 0900 hours At the request to DHB transferred a 73 y/o male patient with a cardiac complaint to Wellington Hospital
• 1725 hours Tasked by DHB to fly to Wairoa with a flight nurse to retrieve a 70y/o female patient with a cardiac condition
• 1920 hours Tasked by DHB to return to Wairoa to retrieve a male patient aged in his 80’s with a medical condition

Serious head injury and medical condition

4 years ago - Thursday 7th May
• 1030 hours At the request of DHB transported a male patient, aged in his 60’s with a serious head injury, accompanied by ICU Doctor and Flight Nurse to Wellington Hospital
• 1630 hours Tasked by DHB to fly to Wairoa Hospital with a flight nurse to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition.

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