Life Flight

Each week 28 people need time-critical aeromedical care. With your support, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance Planes are there in their moment of need.

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Meet Nicky from Carterton

Despite the cardiac arrest that left Nicky with memory loss and a pacemaker, she’s thankful to come out of it with her life.

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Meet Lee from Auckland

Lee, an experienced horserider, was enjoying a day out at a friends farm in Masterton. Shortly after, she was speeding to Wellington Hospital in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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Meet Ewen from Masterton

Wairarapa local Ewen woke suddenly in his bed. His arms were numb, his body cold and clammy. He was having a massive heart attack.

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Meet Jarrod from Wairarapa

It was a wet day at work for Jarrod, who was driving along the rugged Mount Bruce landscape when suddenly he found himself rolling down a steep, grassy hill.

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Meet Kaz from Kāpiti

As Kaz lay in agony in the Maungakotukutuku hills with life-threatening injuries, the sound of the whirring blades of the Westpac Chopper gave her hope.

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Meet Alice from Paraparaumu

Alice was winched from the Paraparaumu bush after a severe fall.

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Meet Pip from Fielding

Thanks to your support, Pip was able to recover from a brain aneurysm, a condition that has a 60% survival rate.

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Meet Colin from Blenheim

Colin Tandy barely clung to life after his truck rolled 80 metres down a Marlborough cliff.

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Meet Katie-Jane from Upper Hutt

After a devastating motorbike crash in the Wairarapa, Katie Jane was flown to Wellington Hospital – but the care she received didn’t end with that flight.

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Meet Richard from Cape Palliser

Our Westpac Chopper was able to provide Richard with a lifeline when his yacht became uncontrollable.

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