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 

 

Another Busy weekend!

7 months ago - Saturday 20 October

0900 - Called to Te Mata Peak to a young male who had suffered a fall down a steep bank injuring his legs and back. He was extracted from the inaccessible location by winch, before transporting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

1200 - Flew to Porangahau for a female patient in her 50’s who fell from her horse. She was suffering back and rib pains, and was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for assessment and treatment.

1530 - Transferred a 43yo female patient with respiratory problems from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Palmerston North Hospital.

A very busy Hawke's Bay Anniversary day for the Rescue Helicopter

7 months ago - Friday 19 October

0700 - Flew to Wairoa Hospital to pick up a newborn baby and mother to be transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

1200 - Transferred a patient with a medical condition from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Palmerston North Hospital.

1930 - Flew to Wairoa Hospital to transfer a 75yo male patient with a medical condition to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

2130 - The Rescue Helicopter was tasked to fly into the Ruahine Forest Park west of Ashley Clinton to 24 y.o. male patient suffering severe cramps. He was extracted from the inaccessible location by winch. He transported to Hawke’s Bay hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Two rural based rescue missions

7 months ago - Wednesday 17 October

0900 The rescue helicopter responded to a farm at Maraetotara where a 20 y.o. male suffered facial injuries whilst handling cattle in a yard. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment.

1035 The rescue helicopter was tasked to Tuai for a farmer who tripped and fell whilst scrub cutting. Initial pain relief was provided by St John road ambulance Paramedics from Wairoa, but helicopter transport to Hawke’s Bay Hospital was required.

Serious medical transfer

7 months ago - Tuesday 16 October

1500 Transported a female patient with a serious medical condition from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Wairoa Transfer

7 months ago - Monday 15 October

0200 Transported a male patient with a serious medical condition from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Mahunga Beach Accident

7 months ago - Saturday 13 October
1940 The rescue helicopter was responded to Mahunga Beach on the Mahia Peninsula for a vehicle roll-over and a 28 year old male sustained back and arm injuries. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Two time critical hospital transfers

8 months ago - Wednesday 10 October
0300 Transported a premature baby from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
1215 Transported of a 52yo male patient with cardiac issues from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

A very busy day for the Rescue Helicopter

8 months ago - Tuesday 9 October
1030 Transported a male patient with a severely fractured foot from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
1300 Tasked to Nuhaka for a 52yo male who suffered facial injuries whilst opertaing a digger. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
1840 Called to Te Mata Peak to a 31yo female who had fallen from her bike, she was extracted from the inaccessible location by winch.

Beacon Activation and Hospital Transfer

8 months ago - Sunday 7 October
1100 The rescue helicopter was responded by the Rescue Coordination Centre to search for a beacon activation east of Waipatiki beach, it was found to be a false activation.
1300 Transported a female patient with urinary problems from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Wellington Hospital Transfer

8 months ago - Friday 5 October
1330 Transported a male patient in his 70’s with cardiac problems from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital for further treatment.

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