The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter services Otago and Southland areas with its specialised patient retrieval service with a fully equipped dedicated helicopter.
The operational area for the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter covers the Southern Region, which includes areas south of the Waitaki River down to Stewart Island, and west through to the Haast Pass). This region incorporates approximately 28% of New Zealand’s land mass and approximately 8% of the population.
Fully crewed dedicated rescue helicopter base
Four fully equipped, BK-117 twin engined, winch capable medical helicopters
24hr/7day service with an activation time of 5-6 mins (day) 15-20mins (night)
Intensive Care Paramedics for immediate response
Full intensive care retrieval team on request
Two stretcher capability
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