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.

Medical emergency

Meet Hugo from Blenheim

When mum-to-be 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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