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.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Meet Matt from Wairarapa

What started as an innocent holiday game quickly became a critical rescue mission for Matt. A devastating neck injury required the utmost care from the Westpac Chopper crew.

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Meet Bruce from Masterton

While Bruce was working under the hot Masterton sun, a growing pain became unbearable. Soon unconscious, the Westpac Chopper became the tool to save his life.

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Meet Poppy from Palmerston North

An urgent flight 48 hours after Poppy was born ensured her life. 10 years later, Mum Leisha reflects on what that flight meant for her family.

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Meet Michelle from Wainuiomata

When a familiar walk became Michelle’s nightmare, the Westpac Chopper was her only hope of escape. 

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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 Charlotte and Eleanor from Palmerston North

A routine ultrasound for Mum-to-be Rebekah had a different outcome than expected...

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Meet Bill from Pelorus Sounds

Living in a remote part of the country, Bill understands the need for Life Flight more than anyone.

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Meet Bentley from Kāpiti

What should have been a moment of joy quickly turned into distress when newborn Bentley didn’t respond as normal.

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