The New Zealand Air Ambulance Service and Skyline Aviation have re-launched their King Air B200C air ambulance that services Hawke’s Bay hospital following an extensive five-month upgrade programme.
Alongside avionic enhancements, the upgrade included an interior retrofit and new livery reflecting the aircraft’s Māori name Te Manu Atawhai, bird of care.
A dedicated dual ICU “Lifeport” aeromedical interior has been fitted, enabling delivery of intensive care in the air with the ability to accommodate two ICU stretchers or incubators.
Emergency services were called to a truck crash near Herbertville yesterday.
The truck was reported to have crashed through the rails of a bridge and come to a stop in a stream about 5.15pm on Route 52.
The occupant of the truck was reported to have minor injuries.
It was thought the road may have to close due to the damage to the bridge.
Central Hawke’s Bay has begun the week with 60 active COVID-19 cases.
Seven of the sixty new cases reported in Hawke’s Bay yesterday were from CHB.
There are currently 656 active cases in the region, with 20 in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
Tararua District had 71 active cases as at yesterday, with the MidCentral health region having 932 cases.
The Metservice says strong winds are possible for Tararua District tomorrow.
Forecasters say northwesterlies could reach severe gale throughout the day for the district.