Patient Types

Examples of Transfers

Neurosurgical patient transfer – Greymouth Hospital

Nephrology transfer – Chatham Islands to Christchurch Hospital

Medical transfer – Auckland Hospital to Christchurch Hospital

Obstetric transfer – Christchurch Hospital to Middlemore Hospital

Oncology transfer – Christchurch Hospital to Palmerston North

Medical transfer – Blenheim Hospital to Burwood Spinal Unit

 

Breakdown of transfer type by specialty (patients range from neonatal to in the 90’s).

 

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Other: 11%

– ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)
– Hyperbaric
– Gastroenterology

– Gynecology
– Max/Facial
– Nephrology

– Ophthalmology
– Plastics
– Renal

– Respiratory
– Urology

 

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Byrne Family

Byrne Family

After a medical incident at the wheel, the Byrne family just avoided two head on collisions and their car left the road, rolling six times across a paddock. By some miracle they were alive and their fate was now in the hands of the Rescue Helicopter and New Zealand Flying Doctors.

Read more at our Campaign Page

 

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Becka’s Story

Becka’s Story

Becka was 27 weeks pregnant when she started to feel unwell; at Greymouth Hospital she was diagnosed with swine flu. Becka was put in an induced coma prior to taking her to Christchurch Hospital, where she spent the next week.

“The NZFD Service made all of the difference to our family. Becka wouldn’t be alive if she had stayed in Greymouth. The intensive care specialist on the flight saved her life. The inter-hospital transfer service was seamless – thank you so much for saving my Becka, and our baby.” Mark – Becka’s partner

“Like Becka, anyone can need this service; each day we transfer patients of all ages. We know it can be a terrifying and lonely prospect flying across New Zealand when critically ill – but be reassured we are trained to care for you and will look after you as we would our own family.” Dr Neil Davidson – Intensive Care Specialist

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