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.

Air Ambulance Plane

Meet Fergus from Paraparaumu

First-time parents Falyn and Peter were excitedly awaiting twins Fergus and Finley, but only 12 weeks into the pregnancy, it was clear Fergus would have to fight for his life.

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Meet Adrian from Palmerston North

Out of the blue, Adrian found himself in a race against time. He was experiencing an aortic dissection, and every minute saved improved his chances of survival.

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Meet Hugo from Blenheim

When Jess’s water broke two months earlier than expected, none of the local hospitals were equipped for such an early birth. Thanks to you, our air ambulance plane was ready at a moment's notice.

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Meet Harrison from Wellington

Harrison has been a fighter since birth. He defied all odds in surviving a severe brain bleed when born. Unfortunately, it wasn’t his last fight.

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In memory of August

Baby August was a happy, cheeky, and brave boy that touched many hearts in his fourteen months on earth. Thank you to his parents, Ursula and Jake, for sharing their story.

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Meet Taylor from Nelson

Baby Taylor had a dramatic start to life; born prematurely in Nelson, she suffered a collapsed lung. Life Flight's Air Ambulance plane was ready.

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Meet Tilly from Upper Hutt

When two-year-old Tilly's blood test showed an abnormal result, her mum decided to Google what that meant. The first thing that came up was leukaemia. 

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Meet Santiago from Wellington

Kylie, her husband Fede and their two children went for a Sunday hike in the Remutaka Forest Park when disaster struck.

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Meet Waylon from Clyde

When newborn Waylon started losing consciousness, an Air Ambulance Plane was quickly dispatched to get him to Wellington Hospital.

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Meet Zachariah from Palmerston North

Being helped by a manual oxygen pump, premature baby Zachariah needed to get to Wellington Hospital fast.

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