Northland Rescue Helicopters

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A charitable trust established to provide a dedicated emergency rescue and air ambulance helicopter service for the people of Northland.

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$2,000 will help us fund one rescue. The funds we receive go into helping us ensure we provide the best possible emergency helicopter rescue service, that is there when the community needs it most.We provide the people of Northland with an excellent, safe, effective and efficient service, and will do so by maintaining its present course – one of providing first class flight crews aboard top class aircraft.

We know about Northland’s unsealed roads, our changeable weather and the fact that our people live over a wide-spread area that’s often difficult to access quickly by road. We’re also aware of the increased risk of death and serious injury caused when medical treatment is delayed – all of which makes Northland’s Electricity Rescue Helicopter service so essential.

We not only provide rescue services at accident scenes, but we also do a lot of inter-hospital patient transfers. We specialise in transporting NICU and PIQU babies and code stemi patients too.

The emergency rescue helicopters are crewed on every mission by either one or two members of a full-time team of St John Flight Intensive Care Paramedics (ICPs) who play an integral role in providing the medical care and treatment to all sick and injured patients transported.

The Trust is supported by the generous contributions made by local sponsors, individuals, families, businesses and organisations. A Board of Trustees, all of which are Northlanders, governs NEST and oversees its strategic direction and management.

We have transported over 20,000 people over the past 30 years. Over the last 12 months we have flown 735 missions and transported 800 people to hospitals or medical facilities around the north. On average, our helicopters are in the air twice a day, saving or making a huge difference to the lives of everyone we carry. Most people in Northland have a loved one or someone they care about, that have been flown by NEST.

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The Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) is a charitable trust established to provide a dedicated emergency rescue helicopter service for the people of Northland. The Trust is supported by the generous contributions made by local sponsors, individuals, families, businesses and organisations.

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Mike and Jenny
Mike and Jenny 1 day ago
25th February 2021, 6 Riwhi Way TeNgaere Bay my husband Mike stopped breathing. A call to 111 and a helicopter was dispatched. It arrived before my son who made a 30 minute trip from Kerikeri. To hear that helicopter flying in and landing was such a huge relief. Thank you so much to the pilot, crew and everyone else involved. I will always be forever grateful for such a quick response. Mike has been diagnosed with a heart problem and is now awaiting an MRI. Thank you so much for your wonderful work!!!
Nick and Trudi Ogle
Nick and Trudi Ogle on 26 Mar 2021
PRA on 24 Mar 2021    Healthy New Year Campaign
diana on 10 Mar 2021
Karen on 09 Mar 2021    Goggins Challenge 4x4x48
Well done Gareth!

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