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

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Number of patients flown by Life Flight 2013 - 2014

Patient Region:

Number of Patients:

Auckland/Waikato 58
Bay of Plenty/Gisborne/Hawkes Bay 73
Canterbury/West Coast 63
Kapiti 90
Manawatu/Wanganui 240
Marlborough 116
Nelson 115
Northland 27
Otago/Southland 38
Taranaki 155
Wairarapa 155
Wellington 220
Other 31