What we do

Life Flight's Westpac Rescue Helicopter attends a road accident

Life Flight flies people to the urgent medical care they need. This dramatically improves their chance of survival and recovery.

If you suffer a medical emergency or are involved in a serious accident the time saved by flying could save your life.

Air rescue services

Life Flight provides the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter. This team ensures people can be rescued when the mission is critical or the location is challenging. More

Air ambulance services

Life Flight also operates a nationwide air ambulance service transferring critically ill patients, including children and premature babies, to specialist care they urgently require. More

Number of people helped in the year to 31 March 2015:

Total number missions flown 1,400   
Total number of patients flown 1,364
Number of accompanying family members 816
Patient's region:
Northland    55
Auckland / Waikato 43  
Hawkes Bay / Gisborne / Bay of Plenty 90
Taranaki   104
Manawatu / Whanganui 257  
Wairarapa   166  
Kapiti Coast 75  
Wellington 155  
Marlborough   106  
Nelson / Tasman 114  
Canterbury / West Coast  40  
Otago / Southland 40  
Other   119