The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter clocked up plenty of airtime last week, with 10 missions ranging from cardiac problems to chest injuries caused by falling from a horse.

The week started with the helicopter being called to a farm at Oueroa, east of Waipukarau, for a 46-year-old female who suffered hip and pelvis injuries after a quad bike rolled on a hill.

She is now in a stable condition at Hawke's Bay Hospital.

Rescue helicopter general manager Ian Wilmot said it was a busy week with a mix of pre-hospital emergencies and hospital to hospital transfers.


This included "one out of our region mission from Taihape to Whanganui, where we were pleased to be in a position to be able to help out our neighbouring rescue helicopter service".

On Tuesday the rescue helicopter was called to a farm at Takapau, west of Waipukarau, for an elderly female patient who suffered chest injuries after falling from a horse.

She was transported to Hawke's Bay Hospital for further treatment and a Hawke's Bay Hospital spokeswoman said she was in a stable condition last night.

Another notable call-out included transporting a three-year-old boy who had been bitten by a dog, from Wairoa Hospital to Hawke's Bay Hospital.

He has now been discharged.