Taranaki Air Ambulance has a project in progress to add a road ambulance for transfer of patients between the hospital and the hangar at the airport.
We are working with St John’s to enhance and compliment their service, ensuring timely patient transfers when our busy ambulance service is unable to help.
PROVIDING AN ENHANCED SERVICE
Every week, the Taranaki Air Ambulance makes, an average of 8 flights carrying patients to life-changing or life-saving medical care not available in Taranaki.
Our general fundraising campaigns ensure that we can provide a well equipped hangar, up to date flight nurse training and additional equipment and resources to provide a comfortable, timely and seamless patient transfer for the people of Taranaki
FLIGHT NURSE STATION
A key project for the Taranaki Air Ambulance is the provisions of a nurses station to allow the service to have their own dedicated flight nurse to enhance the service provide by TDHB.
The Nurses station have all the equipment they need and will provide a pleasant working environment for between flights.
A lot of people don’t know much about us – until they, or one of their family, need us. We want to do everything we can to ensure the Taranaki Air Ambulance service stays based in Taranaki for Taranaki people. Due to the recent impact of COVID-19 the trust has had to spend a significant amount of money to meet new health standards necessary for patient care under COVID-19.
Your health and safety is our number one priority, robust infection control procedures are implemented during every flight, the aircraft is cleaned, sanitised and personal protective equipment is available to keep our pilots, medical teams and patients safe.