Early morning maternity flight

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Early morning maternity flight

Early this morning at 0400hrs the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was called to transfer a 19 year old Te Puke woman from Tauranga hospital to Auckland hospital, the woman had gone into premature labour and required specialist maternity services at Auckland hospital.She was airlifted along with her Midwife and the flight was carried out with the aid of Night vision equipment.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsors, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website http://rescue.org.nz.

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