What we do

Life Flight's Westpac Rescue Helicopter attends a road accident

Life Flight flies people to the urgent medical care they need. This dramatically improves their chance of survival and recovery.

If you suffer a medical emergency or are involved in a serious accident the time saved by flying could save your life.

Air rescue services

Life Flight provides the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter. This team ensures people can be rescued when the mission is critical or the location is challenging. More

Air ambulance services

Life Flight also operates a nationwide air ambulance service transferring critically ill patients, including children and premature babies, to specialist care they urgently require. More

Number of people helped in the year to 31 March 2016:

Total number missions flown 1,413   
Total number of patients flown 1,451
Number of accompanying family members 751
Patient's region:
Northland    11
Auckland / Waikato 30  
Hawkes Bay / Gisborne / Bay of Plenty 117
Taranaki   70
Manawatu / Whanganui 369  
Wairarapa   206  
Kapiti Coast 116  
Wellington 222  
Marlborough   110  
Nelson / Tasman 150  
Canterbury / West Coast  19  
Otago / Southland 5  
Other   26